Free Churchnoun [ C usually singular ]uk /ˌfriː ˈtʃɜːtʃ/ us /ˌfriː ˈtʃɝːtʃ/
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- All that they felt themselves prepared to carry was a proposal that Free Church or United Presbyterian ministers should be "mutually eligible" for calls in the two Churches—a proposal that did not come to much.
- But the Free Church minority, ably led and knowing its own mind, stubbornly maintained its ground.
- If the pretext of the inability of the Free Church to administer its own estate had not been forthcoming, some other pretext must and would have been discovered.
- The Free Church Assembly, which met a fortnight later, passed a similar resolution unanimously, although not without a keen discussion revealing elements of opposition which were afterwards to gather strength.
- The Free Church has set an example to the world in fiscal arrangements, showing what steady determination, backed by courage and sound judgment, can eventually accomplish.