Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
- Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) is an organisation linking independent, evangelical churches in the United Kingdom.
The FIEC was formed in 1922 under the name "A Fellowship of Undenominational and Unattached Churches and Missions", but was later renamed "The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches".
FIEC currently has around 500 affiliated churches, which together have a total of around 22,000 members. [ cite web | title =About Us | publisher =FIEC | url =http://www.fiec.org.uk/AboutUs/tabid/446/Default.aspx ] Member churches are required to assent to and sign annually the doctrinal basis of the Fellowship. Rupert Bentley-Taylor, pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church Bath, is the FIEC's current president.
Relations with other churches
FIEC is linked to Affinity, which was previously called the British Evangelical Council. [ cite web | title =Affinity | publisher =Affinity | url =http://www.affinity.org.uk/belonging/article/affinity_partners/ | quote = The FIEC is the largest constituent member body of those which make up Affinity. ]
There is an Australian counterpart also called FIEC. See History of Independent Evangelical Churches in Australia.
* [http://www.fiec.org.uk Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches]
* [http://www.fiec.org.au Australian Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches]
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