About Forward in Faith

Forward in Faith was founded in November 1992, following the General Synod’s approval of the legislation permitting the ordination of women to the priesthood. Its first National Assembly, which adopted a constitution for the organization, was held in 1994.


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.


Forward in Faith also supports the work of the Catholic Group in General Synod and encourages participation in the synodical structures of the Church of England.


Forward in Faith has branches in most Church of England dioceses, and its structure also includes Forward in Faith – Scotland. Its counterpart in Wales is Credo Cymru – Forward in Faith Wales


Forward in Faith is a democratically-structured organization, governed by a Constitution approved and amended by the National Assembly. The Assembly, which meets annually, elects the Chairman of Forward in Faith, the Vice-Chairmen, and a policy-making Council.


Forward in Faith is a registered charity (no. 1057246). It is governed by an Executive Committee, who are the Trustees of the Charity.