Leaving the CofE to maintain and promote the faith


Event Details

14 January 2021
18:00 - 18:45

Join us LIVE on Thursday 14 January as we interview Melvin Tinker over why he and his church left the Church of England. We’ll be live from 6pm on YouTube and Facebook. You’ll also be able to interact with us live, by asking your questions in the chat section.

About the event

In August 2020, a new Anglican network of churches was set up in Hull, following one church’s decision to leave the Church of England. Within just weeks of the announcement, over 500 people signed up to join Christ Church Newland, Christ Church Riverside and Christ Church Orchard Park. All of this was the result of two years of faithful prayer and planning by church leadership to ensure an “orderly exit” from the Church of England and the formation of a new Anglican ministry freed up for Gospel growth.

Rev. Dr Melvin Tinker, former vicar of St John, Newland, shares why the church leadership felt it necessary to move away from the Church of England, and what prompted them to start a new ministry that would remain faithful to the gospel.

You can find out more about Christchurch Newland and their decision to leave the Church of England on their website.

About the speaker

Melvin Tinker is a well-known author and international speaker and Director of Theology for the Christ Church Network in Hull.

For 26 years he was vicar of St John, Newland, a large Anglican Evangelical Church in Hull.

He is the author of over 70 published articles relating to doctrine, ethics and culture and over 14 books including That Hideous Strength: How the West was Lost-the Cancer of Cultural Marxism and Veiled in Flesh: The Incarnation – what it means and why it matters (IVP).

He is married to Heather and has three grown up sons and eight grandchildren.



Read and watch more from Melvin Tinker:

Stephen Cottrell: a crisis of confidence

‘If churches can’t meet, they cease to exist’


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