“Corruption in the church. Doctrinal disputes that were matters of life and death. Courageous and extraordinary individuals who lived and died to guard the gospel.”

The year 2017 marks the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, a crucial turning point in church history, where the biblical gospel, which had been corrupted and lost in the Medieval church, was discovered afresh. Operating on the principle of “Scripture Alone”, the Reformers took the church back to the Bible, to affirm with the greatest clarity that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

Listen also to our sermon series on the Five Solas: We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to Scripture alone, for the glory of God alone.

Beginning of the Reformation

Saturday, 3 June 2017

A seminar with Rev Dr Andrew Bain, delving into the what happened during the Reformation and why the Reformation still matters today.

Talk 1: Why Reform? Why Protest?
Talk 2: How Far to Take Reform?
Talk 3: What is the Shape of Reform?
Talk 4: The End of Reform?

English Reformation

Sunday, 20 August 2017
A seminar with Rev Dr Michael Jensen, exploring the origins of our prayer book, and how the English Reformation shaped our church today.

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William Tyndale

23 April

Tyndale is famous for translating the Bible into English for the first time. Tyndale’s translation played a key role in spreading Reformation ideas across the English-speaking world. Listen/Download the Talk

Martin Luther

9 July

When Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, the Reformation began. Luther’s great discovery was that we are justified by faith alone and not by works. Listen/Download the Talk

John Calvin

24 September
Calvin was responsible for training generations of gospel ministers who would take Reformed Theology from Geneva throughout the world. Calvin wrote a magnificent systematic theology called “Institutes of the Christian Religion.”

Thomas Cranmer

19 November
Cranmer was instrumental in the Reformation of the English church and is most famous for writing the Book of Common Prayer and The Homilies which spread Reformation theology throughout the English church.

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