Why does the Church prefer the name “Plymouth Brethren Christian Church”?

Q. It appears from your new website  that you’re now adopting the name of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, why is this?

A. We believe our historic name, Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, dating back to the early nineteenth century best articulates our relationship with the broader community and provides a consistent designation worldwide. The name Exclusive Brethren was accorded to us by the popular press of the day in the 1950’s. In some countries we have been known as Exclusive Brethren, Plymouth Brethren IV or simply just Brethren.

 

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