Connexion (religion)

Connexion (religion)

In the history of Christianity in England, a Connexion was a circuit of prayer groups who would employ travelling ministers alongside the regular ministers attached to each congregation.

This method of organising emerged in eighteenth century English Non-conformist religious circles; this is why the otherwise old-fashioned spelling (connexion rather than connection) is retained (although connexion was the house style of The Times of London until around 1984 and 1985). The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, for instance, was founded by Selina, Countess of Huntingdon.

The most significant current use of the term is for the national organization of Methodism in Great Britain; see Methodist Church of Great Britain.

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