Working Together Nationally
Working together nationally
The Church of England works with a wide range of other Churches
in England and through the UK. We do this through:
- Formal agreements, committing us to consultation and
cooperation at different levels
- Regular meetings at national level, especially to encourage
mission and other initiatives
- Informal conversations and relationship building with other
To find out more about the relationship between the Church of
England and another Church in this country, click on the relevant
We currently have formal agreements with the Methodist Church,
through the Anglican-Methodist Covenant (signed in 2003), and the
Moravian Church, through the Fetter Lane Agreement (signed in
There are strong links with the Roman Catholic Church in England
and Wales through the English Anglican-Roman Catholic Committee,
which meets twice a year, and through joint meetings of bishops
from both Churches.
A formal agreement with the Church of Scotland will be signed
later this year.
There have been recent bilateral conversations between the
Church of England and:
- the Baptist Union of Great Britain
- the United Reformed Church
There are numerous contacts at national level between the C of E
and other churches in ths country.
We value our relationships with the whole range of Christian
Churches in this country. We recognize the growing importance of
Pentecostal and Black Majority Churches and are actively involved
in promoting greater understanding and collaboration. Many of the
Orthodox Churches, Eastern and Oriental, have a strong presence
here and our links with them are very important to us. The pattern
of church life in England is changing and as the established Church
we aim to respond to that creatively and supportively.
Joining in the wider conversation
The Church of England is a full member of Churches Together in
England and also of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. These
organisations coordinate activities between many different Churches
and provide common ground for them to meet together and consult
together. Click on the links to their websites to find out more
about what they do.