Reformed Episcopal Church

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Reformed Episcopal Church

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The Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) is an Anglican church in the United States and Canada and a founding member of the new Anglican Church in North America. Founded in 1873 by Bishop George David Cummins, formerly of the Protestant Episcopal Church, the Reformed Episcopal Church conducts services according to its own edition of the Book of Common Prayer, based heavily on the Church of England's 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The REC holds to a faith rooted in the English Reformation.
Within a year of the founding of the REC, like-minded Canadian Anglicans in New Brunswick and Ontario seceded from that Church and formed Reformed Episcopal congregations. In October 1874, Edward Cridge, dean of the Anglican cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, withdrew with about 350 of his congregation and joined the Reformed Episcopal Church. Cridge was consecrated a bishop for the REC in 1876.


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Created July 17, 2009




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