We have been publishing our newspaper in the UK for hundreds of years in one form or another.
The English Churchman itself dates from 1843 but the origins of the paper go back as far as 1761 and a publication called the St James’s Chronicle which later merged with the English Churchman to become what we have now, “English Churchman & St James’s Chronicle”, known for brevity simply as the English Churchman.
Originally in 1843 the English Churchman was an Anglo-Catholic publication but it soon came into Evangelical hands where it has been ever since. One can only pray that the Church of England itself would know such a happy course of events through the revival of the Gospel and the purging away of the false religions of ritualism and liberalism which are no Christianity at all.
We are in some ways “old fashioned” but in others we are radical because we are Bible based and see the news from God’s perspective. We follow the Protestant Reformation and the stand for truth and freedom that Jesus Christ provides.
We would love to make old copies of EC available to all interested in studying how the church has been changed over the years and also to learn from godly examples of older days. If friends have any old copies from the 20th or 19th Century that we could upload to the Internet we would love to hear from you. See HERE
English Churchman Family Tree – a list of publications incorporated into English Churchman will hopefully be added here soon.
List of Editors – We hope to complete this list in due course.
Rev James Ormiston (Some years to 1916) – funeral sermons HERE
Rev Gordon Murray (1960s)
Rev. Harold Gordon Haynes Hill (1970 to 1995) – obituary here
Dr Napier Malcolm (Some years until August 2002)
Mr Andrew Price (September 2002 – December 2004)
Rev Peter J. Ratcliff (December 2004 – present)