Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Friday, August 1, 2014

1 August 1779 A.D. Sir Francis Scott Key Born--"Star Spangled Banner"

1 August 1779 A.D.  Sir Francis Scott Key born.  Anglican. Lawyer. Son of military officer. D.A. “Star Spangled Banner.” Board member on a Sunday School Association.  Sponsorship of SS movement started in 1830.  By 1880, 61, 297 Sunday Schools with 2,650,000 pupils.

Francis Scott Key (1779 to 1843)


He Wrote America's National Anthem.

Francis Scott Key was born at Pipes Creek, Maryland. A devout Christian and dedicated lawyer, Key became notable after he wrote the "Star Spangled Banner," while restricted to a British ship during the bombardment of an American Fort. Key wrote other hymns and worked with the American Sunday School Union.

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