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House Church Movement, UK
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The growth of non-denominational and independent radical churches in the UK since the 1970s was originally termed the House Church Movement (HCM). These had their roots in the Pentecostal and charismatic movements of the 1950s and 1960s. During the 1970s and 1980s they were referred to as the New Churches or the Restorationist movement. More recently they have been referred to as Apostolic Networks of churches. Despite the variety and developments, these churches have continued to be rooted in the theological conviction that the church needs to be restored to its original g…

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Lord, Andy, “House Church Movement, UK”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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