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Forward in Faith

Supporting The Society. 

Renewing the Church in the Historic Faith.

What we believe

  • We are committed to the catholic faith as the Church of England received it, and to proclaiming it afresh in this generation.
  • We uphold catholic order and the catholic doctrine of the Sacraments, and in particular the threefold ministry in historic succession, which the Church of England shares with the Church throughout the world and across the ages.
  • We long for the visible unity of Christ’s Church, and especially for communion between the Church of England and the rest of the Western Church.

For these reasons, we are unable in conscience to accept the ordination of women as priests and bishops.


What we do

Forward in Faith teaches the catholic faith and the catholic doctrine of the Sacraments.


Forward in Faith is the membership organization which supports and finances the work of The Society under the patronage of S. Wilfrid and S. Hilda. The Society provides ministry, sacraments and oversight which we can receive with confidence, so that we can flourish within the Church of England and make our contribution to its life and mission.


Forward in Faith advises and supports parishes that have passed a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.


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