The Church Patronage (Scotland) Act 1711, (in force until 1874) resulted in multiple Secessions from the Church of Scotland, leading to the establishment of the Free Church of Scotland (meaning, Free from state interference).
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... The Presbyterian Church of Victoria is one of the constituent churches of the Presbyterian Church of Australia ... It was established in 1859 as a union of Church of Scotland, Free Presbyterian and United Presbyterian congregations ... The Presbyterian Church of Victoria in the nineteenth century has been described as "the strongest, wealthiest, loudest and most influential of the churches in Victoria." In 1901 it united ...
Famous quotes containing the word presbyterian:
“He is a Presbyterian first and an artist second, which is just as comfortable as trying to be a Presbyterian first and a chorus girl second.”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“What I often forget about students, especially undergraduates, is that surface appearances are misleading. Most of them are at base as conventional as Presbyterian deacons.”
—Muriel Beadle (b. 1915)