United Secession Church

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United Secession Church
Classification Protestant
Orientation Calvinist
Polity Presbyterian
Associations merged with the Presbytery of Relief in 1847 to form the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Origin 1820
Separated from Church of Scotland

The United Secession Church (or properly the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church) was a Scottish Presbyterian denomination. It was founded in 1820 by a union of various churches which had seceded from the established Church of Scotland and existed until 1847 when it merged with the Presbytery of Relief to form the United Presbyterian Church.

The First Secession had been in 1732, and the resultant "Associate Presbytery" grew to include 45 congregations. A series of disputes, in 1747 over the burgesses oath, and in the late 18th century over the Westminster confession, led to further splits, but in 1820 two of the groups united to form the United Secession Church.

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