Since the start of the Millennium major ecumenical reports and
statements have generally been made available through the World
Wide Web and relevant links were provided on those pages. THe
publications listed below are available in printed copies for
purchase via Church House Bookshop or for consultation at the CCU
offices by request.
Church House Bookshop is based at 31 Great Smith Street, London,
SW1P 3BN and other contact details are as follows?
A Guide To The Church of England
Published by Continuum Books ISBN 978 1 906286 13 2 Price
Contacts from near and far have often asked CCU staff if
there is a book that would give them a good introduction to
the C of E. " A Guide to the Church of England" by Dr Martin
Davie, former Theological Secretary to the CCU answers this
need. This lively guide combines in a single volume a wide range of
Church of England topics from mission to ministry, from
Establishment to ecumenical relationships.
The "Guide" is published by Continuum Books http://www.continuumbooks.com/ and has a
foreword by Sir Roy Strong.
Pushing at the boundaries of unity Anglicans and
Baptists in Conversation
£10:99 153 pages ISBN 0 7151 4052 3 General Synod document GS
Although Baptists and Anglicans share a common faith in the Holy
Trinity and in Christ as Lord and Saviour, they may seem poles
apart in their understanding of the Church. This report, arising
from more than a decade of dialogue between the Baptist Union of
Great Britain and the Church of England, reveals surprising
convergence, especially in the deeper patterns of Christian
initiation and pastoral oversight.
Pushing at the Boundaries of Unity is an unusual and
innovative report and breaks the mould of ecumenical dialogue. It
points to closer practical collaboration in mission between
Anglicans and Baptists. It also puts a series of far-reaching
challenges to both communions, especially with regards to their
baptismal practices, encouraging discussion and response in an
To read the text of the report click
Anglican-Moravian Conversations: The Fetter Lane
Common Statement with Essays in Moravian and Anglican History
CCU Occasional Paper GS 1202. £2.50, 106 pages
Incorporates the full text of the Statement agreed between the
Church of England and the Moravian Church in Great Britain and
Ireland, together with informative essays on the origins and
development of the Church of England and the Moravian Church and
the history of Anglican and Moravian relations.
The Meissen Agreement: Texts
CCU Occasional Paper. £1.75, 76 pages
Includes the full (English and German) text of the Meissen Common
Statement agreed in 1988 between the Church of England, the
Evangelical Church in Germany and the Federation of the Evangelical
Churches in the German Democratic Republic.
Together in Mission and Ministry: The Porvoo Common
Statement with Essays on Church and Ministry in Northern Europe
GS 1083. £8.50, 218 pages
Incorporates the full text of the Statement with informative
essays on other existing agreements, practices of episcopacy,
ordination, initiation and confirmation, and doctrinal statements
and declarations of assent within the participating churches.
Called to Witness and Service: The Reuilly Common
Statement with Essays on Church, Eucharist and Ministry
GS 1329. £6.95, 136 pages
The full text of the Statement between the British and Irish
Anglican Churches and the French Lutheran and Reformed Churches can
be found here, together with profiles of the participating churches
and their understandings of the Eucharist and Ministry.
Twinnings and Exchanges: Guidelines proposed by the
Anglican - Roman Catholic Committees of France and England
£1.50, 21 pages
A useful guide (in English and French) for those involved in
setting up twinnings and exchanges on a local level.
The Mission and Ministry of the Whole
Church: Biblical, Theological and
Contemporary Perspectives was produced by the
Faith and Order Advisory Group of the Church of England (FOAG) in
2007. This report discusses ordained and lay ministry and the
meaning of ordination, setting it all in the context of the mission
of God through the Church in the contemporary world. GS Misc
854 100 pages Price £12. To read the text of the
The Eucharist: Sacrament of Unity
House of Bishops Occasional Paper GS Misc 632. £3.95, 29
In 1988, the Roman Catholic Bishops of England, Wales, Ireland
and Scotland published One Bread One Body. They invited
ecumenical responses to this publication and The Eucharist:
Sacrament of Unity is the House of Bishops' response. It sets
out the teaching of the Church of England on the Eucharist. Why is
it so important? How is Christ present? Why do Anglicans offer
eucharistic hospitality to members of other Churches and expect to
receive it from them.
Bishops in Communion: Collegiality in the Service of
the Koinonia of the Church (2000)
House of Bishops Occasional Paper GS Misc 580. £2.95, 54
A useful study of the theology and practice of episcopal
collegiality and the place of collegiality in serving the visible
unity of the Christian Church.
May They All Be One: A Response of the House of
Bishops to Ut Unum Sint (1997)
House of Bishops Occasional Paper GS Misc 495. £2.50, 28
In his Encyclical, Ut Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II called
for continuance along the path towards the visible unity of the
Church and in this publication the House of Bishops of the Church
of England respond warmly to the encyclical and reflect upon the
issues it raises.
Apostolicity and Succession
House of Bishops Occasional Paper GS Misc 432. £2.50, 36
An informative study contributing to the debate on the
apostolicity of the whole Church and the understanding of the
succession of episcopal ministry.
Towards a Church of England Response to Baptism,
Eucharist and Ministry (BEM) and the Final Report of the Anglican
Roman Catholic International Commission (1985)
GS 661. £4.95, 109 pages
Supplementary Report (1986)
GS 747. £1.00, 44 pages
As part of worldwide consideration, the Church of England made
their response to these documents, produced as a result of
multi-lateral and bi-lateral dialogues. These publications provide
exposition as well as comment on the documents.
Unpacking the Gift - Anglican resources for
theological reflection on "The Gift of Authority" GS Misc
697 £8:95 122 pages Church House Publishing
This wide-ranging collection of essays and comments - sponsored by
the Church of England's Faith and Order Advisory Group - sheds
fresh and often unexpected light on questions of authority and the
whole search for unity in today's world.
Making Unity More Visible
The report of the Meissen Commission 1997-2001 GS Misc 654 66 pages
£7:95 Church House Publishing
This second quinquennial report from the Meissen Commission
describes a busy and fruitful period of fellowship and common
mission between the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in
Germany (EKD) between 1997 and 2001. Recommendations include
initiatives in the key mission area of passing the faith to the
next generation, and detailed proposals for the setting up of Local
Ecumenical Partnerships under the Meissen Agreement.
Paths To Unity: Explorations in Ecumenical
Method. This volume includes essays by Professor John
Webster, Canon Peter Fisher, Dr Martin Davie, Archdeacon Joy
Tetley, Dr Paula Gooder, Dr Paul Avis and Bishop Christopher Hill.
Church House Publishing
OTHER USEFUL PUBLICATIONS
Churches Together in England al0so produce a number of useful
publications which can be obtained from Churches Together in
England, 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH. Tel. 020 7529 8141.
Fax 020 7529 8134 For a full listing visit