The Moravian Church in Britain and Ireland
The Church of England and the Moravian Church in Britain and
Ireland have both inherited much that is common, even though the
reformation experience led each to develop along different paths.
However, they have both inherited much that is common and it is on
this basis that the two churches have come together to work towards
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read Anglicans and Moravians telling their story of their
experience of worshipping under the same roof
In 1985 the Moravian Church approached the Church of England,
suggesting the setting up of Conversations. From 1989 to 1995
delegates from both churches met and through their Conversations
achieved significant theological convergence. They acknowledged
each other as churches with authentic ministries and sacraments and
identified ways in which they could commit themselves to grow
The Fetter Lane Common Statement was agreed on 19 May 1995 at
the Fetter Lane Moravian Church in Chelsea.
It is hoped that the agreement between the Anglican Church in
England and the Moravian Church in Great Britain and Ireland will
serve as a basis for progress towards visible unity between
Anglicans and Moravians in other countries where the traditions
exist alongside each other.