In 1662 the Act of Uniformity stated that to be a minister within the Church of England you had to both be episcopally ordained, and give unfeigned assent to everything contained and prescribed in the revised Book of Common Prayer. If you had not agreed to these conditions by St Bartholomew’s Day (24 August) you would be ejected from the Church. Thus it was that on 24 August 1662 over 1,900 ministers, mostly Presbyterians, but others who were Congregationalists and Baptists, decided to become non-conformists, and so it was that the initial Eignbrook congregation was formed.
In the first two chapters of this book David Clarke details the history that led up to this moment, and then carries the story of the local congregation and church forward to 1962. Roger Woodall then completes the story up to the 350th anniversary in 2012 of what has become known as the Great Ejectment.
Paperback | 134 pages | 242 x 171 mm | 2017
Colour and b&w illustrations