Speaker: Rev Dr John Bradbury
(Minister of Emmanuel URC Cambridge and Former Vice Principal of Westminster College)
A WARM INVITATION TO OUR 2017 MEETING OF THE DEPUTIES
We hope that members of your congregation will join us at 6.00 pm at 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH on Monday 6th November when the Rev. Dr John Bradbury, Minister of Emmanuel URC Cambridge and former Vice Principal of Westminster College will speak on “Luther’s Revolution – then and now”.
The “Deputies” were established as elected lay people, working with a body of Ministers, in 1732 to fight for the removal of restrictions which excluded the churches and people we now call in the “Free Church” tradition from many areas of public life. London based, they argued on behalf of churches across the country. The Deputies have a long history of achievement. We maintain this somewhat quaint sounding body as an annual society to honour their memory and work. Free speech should never be taken for granted since it enables us to sustain our life, worship and witness. The body also keeps alive our historic right of direct approach to the Monarch.
Today, the Free Churches Group carries out the Deputies’ functions relating to government, as we will hear during our very brief formal proceedings.
This is an open invitation to your members and Minister. It would be most helpful to know in advance of the numbers attending. Please return the attached form by post or email. Respecting our historical structure, it would be appropriate to nominate two “Deputies”, but all are welcome. Please display the poster. A small contribution to our meeting costs would be much appreciated from all churches.
We know that it will be very much worth the journey to hear John Bradbury and we hope very much you will come.
Churches Secretaries are requested to return the completed registration form as soon as possible, please.
Luther's Revolution - Then and Now poster is available to download here.
This invitation Letter is available to download here.