Council for Christian Unity
What does the Council for Christian Unity
The functions of the Council of Christian Unity are to:
(a) To sustain, promote and enhance effective ecumenical working
at all levels of the Church of England.
(b) To advise the Archbishops, the Archbishops' Council, the
General Synod and the House of Bishops on issues and proposals
relating to Christian unity, where appropriate in consultation with
the Faith and Order Commission.
(c) On behalf of the Archbishops' Council and the General Synod
to be the principal channel of communication with other Christian
churches, the Ecumenical Instruments of which the Church of England
is a member and (where ecumenical matters are concerned) the
institutions and member churches of the Anglican Communion.
(d) To service committees and commissions directly contributing
to these functions.
The Staff of the Council form part of the Central
Secretariat of the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England
and reports to the General Synod through the Archbishops'
The staff team supports the Archbishop of Canterbury's
ecumenical ministry, in collaboration with staff at Lambeth
To read The Church of England's National Ecumenical
Relations: Annual Report for 2016 released jointly by Lambeth
Palace and Council For Christian Unity in January 2017 click
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.