Church of Hilltop
|Church of Hilltop|
|Classification||Gnosticism (allegedly) |
|Orientation||Marcionism (formerly) |
|Scripture||The Bible (New Testament centric)|
|Separated from||Church of England|
|Aid organization||Christian Aid supported|
|Tax status||Tax exempt|
The Church of Hilltop (formerly the Church of Stinocolus), is a Christian church and the official religion of the Kingdom of Hilltop. The Church was formed in early 2019 as a Marcionite, universalist revival movement by Max I. At its formation it was criticised for being 'revisionist', relating to the Marcionic gospels used. While the Gospel of Marcion was the official scripture of the church, the New Testament was commonly used instead in churches. Despite the fact that Marcionism is no longer followed in the church, many of its principles still remain, but with more Lutheran and Evangelical beliefs.
The Church of Hilltop was formed in January 2019 as the Marcionite Church of Stinocolus, it followed the teachings of Marcion of Sinope that the god of the Old Testament was an evil god and that there was a more supreme god, the one who sent Jesus Christ.
The Church was always very relaxed on its teachings and the entire New Testament was used in places of worship and use of the reconstructed Gospel of Marcion was rare. The Church accepts all Christians of varying denominations, including its bishops, Princess Lynn, Countess of Wincanton, the Archbishop of Mere, is a Methodist and Princess Linda, Duchess of Shaftesbury, the Bishop of Lower Stevenshous, is non-denominational.
The organisation stopped officially identifying as Marcionite in 2020 but many Marcionite teachings still remain in churches. It has since adopted many Evangelical and Lutheran beliefs.
|Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Church||Lower Stevenshous||Stevenshous||Princess Linda, Duchess of Shaftesbury|
|Saint Monica's Church||Lower Stevenshous||Stevenshous||Charlotte Young|
|Saint George's Church||Lower Stevenshous||Stevenshous||Joseph Young|
|Church of John the Baptist||Lower Stevenshous||Stevenshous||Princess Lisa, Countess of Stourpaine|
|Saint Thomas's Church||Upper Stevenshous||Stevenshous||Max of Hilltop|
|Church of Saint Francis of Assisi||Bertia||Stevenshous||George Dormer|
|Saint Lawrence's Church||Mere||Mere||Princess Lynn, Countess of Wincanton|