Definition of Free Church noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Free Church

BrE BrE//ˌfriː ˈtʃɜːtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriː ˈtʃɜːrtʃ//
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a Christian Church that does not belong to the established Church in a particular country Culture In Britain Free Church refers to any Christian religious group that is not part of the Church of England or the Roman Catholic Church. Such groups include the Presbyterians, the Baptists and the Methodists. Many people think of Free Church members as living strictly according to the rules of their church, for example not drinking alcohol and not working on Sundays. compare nonconformist