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Churches of Christ hymnody, Britain and Ireland

Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland came into existence from the mid-1830s as congregations were formed, usually breaking away from Scotch Baptist churches. They were influenced by the ideas of Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), son of an Anti-Burgher Seceder Presbyterian minister in Ireland, Thomas, who emigrated to the USA in 1807. The Campbells became two of the four main leaders of the movement in the USA, from which three distinct 20th-century groups derive: Churches of Christ, Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ. The first national Meeting of Churches of Christ was held in 1842, and from 1847 it was held annually (with the exception of 1940) until the Association of...

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