In 1643, one hundred and twenty-one Puritan clergymen met in Westminster Abbey
for the purpose of drafting official documents that would serve to reform the Church of
England. The Westminster Confession of Faith, an extended, systematic summary of
Reformed doctrine, was one of these documents. The Confession still serves as one of the
standard texts of the Church of Scotland, and it remains influential within Presbyterian
churches across the world. This version of the Westminster Confession of Faith is that
currently adopted by the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) and the United
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA).