Succession of primuses

  • Leon Chechemian(“Mar Leon”) (lived 1848- 1920) served as primus of FPEC from the formation of FPEC on 2 November 1897 until 30 December 1900
  • Charles Isaac Stevens (“Mar Theophilus I”) (second patriarch of the Ancient British Church, from 1889 onwards) (lived 1835-1917) served as primus of FPEC from 30 December 1900 until his death on 2 February 1917
  • James Martin (“Mar Jacobus I Antipas”) (third patriarch of the Ancient British Church) (lived 1843-1919) served as primus of FPEC from 1917 until his death on 29 October 1919
  • Andrew Charles Albert McLagan (“Mar Andries I”) (fourth patriarch of the Ancient British Church) (lived 1851-1928) served as primus of FPEC from 1919 until his death on 16 October 1928
  • Herbert James Monzani-Heard (“Mar Jacobus II”) (fifth patriarch of the Ancient British Church)(lived 1861-1947) served as primus of FPEC from 1930 until 18 May 1939 (continued as patriarch of the Ancient British Church until 29 January 1945)
  • William Hall (lived 1890-1959) served from 18 May 1945 until his death on 9 October 1959
  • Charles Dennis Boltwood (lived 1889-1985) had been elected (circa 1951/1954) to succeed Wm Hall. However, Boltwood did not actually become primus until Hall’s death on 9 October 1959, then serving until 17 October 1978
  • Albert John Fuge (Snr) (lived 1911-1982) served from 1978 until his death on 30 April 1982 (Note: Horst Block led as schismatic group from circa 1978 until his death in 2008; Peter Leers then led this group until the schism was healed in 2011)
  • Charles Dennis Boltwood served pro-tem as ‘Primus-Emeritus’ for an interim period of nine weeks from Fuge’s death on 30 April 1982 until 7 July 1982
  • Charles Kennedy Moffatt (lived 1907-1989) served from 7 July 1982 until his death on 7 November 1989
  • Edwin Duane Follick (born 1935) was the senior serving bishop at the time of Moffatt’s death. In 1994, Follick was recognised as Primus and as having been Primus from 7 November 1989. Follick retired on 5 February 2015.
  • Richard Arthur Palmer from 5 February 2015

HISTORY OF THE CHURCH:

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OUR IDENTITY:

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