Council for Christian Unity

What does the Council for Christian Unity do?

The Council for Christian Unity:

Serves the Church of England's work for Christian Unity.

Is at the heart of diocesan, national and international initiatives for Christian Unity. 

Works with a wide range of other Churches at home and abroad. 

Encourages Churches to work together in mission locally, and resources parishes, bishops and other senior diocesan staff.

Is engaged in theological conversations with other Churches.

Advises the Archbishops' Council on ecumenical relations and the implementation of ecumenical agreements.

Supports the Archbishop of Canterbury's ecumenical ministry, in collaboration with staff at Lambeth Palace. To read The Church of England's National Ecumenical Relations: Annual Report for 2014 released jointly by Lambeth Palace and Council For Christian Unity in January 2015 click here or open in the resources box on the right hand side of the page.

       Works on behalf of the General Synod with the Ecumenical Instruments.

The Council forms part of the Central Secretariat of the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England and reports to the General Synod through the Archbishops' Council.

The Faith and Order Commission

The work of the Council for Christian Unity is supported by the Faith and Order Commission which acts as a theoloical resource for the Church of England as a whole. To read more click on the link on the right.