STATEMENT FROM PLYMOUTH BRETHREN CHRISTIAN CHURCHToday Tonight has asked the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church to respond to claims aired by Marion Evans.
Family break ups are always difficult for those involved.
However, this is a deeply private matter and as such it would be inappropriate for the Church to comment publicly on Marion’s circumstances.
The preservation and protection of the family unit is fundamental to the Brethren and we work hard as a community to achieve that aim.
The rate of divorce amongst Brethren is extremely low.
Today Tonight also reported on the Church’s 2012 decision to revert to its historic name, the Plymouth Brethren.
We believe our historic name, the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), dating back to the early nineteenth century, best articulates our relationship with the broader community.
We have never tried to hide the fact that we were known as the Exclusive Brethren for a number of years.
This is explained on the homepage of our website www.plymouthbrethrenchristianchurch.org and the media page.
Church members have always worked and lived alongside people from many walks of life and many Brethren own businesses that collectively employ thousands of non-Brethren.
The Church has changed in the past 10 years and now has more contact with the broader community, though previous claims we were cut off from society were false.
Plymouth Brethren members are typically caring, active and contributing members of their local communities.This reporter is on Twitter at @JackieQuist7