Ecumenical relations

Ecumenical and Communion Guests at General Synod 2023

Working together for unity

Work with other Christian Churches

"I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one."

(John 17.20)
As part of the whole Church of God, the Church of England seeks to work with other Churches and make visible our unity. We believe that by working with other Churches, we can have a greater impact in our communities and on society as a whole. We are committed to joining with others in discipleship, witness to the Good News and worship of God.

The Council for Christian Unity supports the Archbishop of Canterbury's ecumenical ministry, in collaboration with staff at Lambeth Palace.

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Reception at Westminster Abbey
Anglican Lutheran Society Evensong
Anglicans, including Jeremy Morris and Tim Norwood from the ecumenical team at Lambeth Palace, were present at Westminster Abbey for Evensong and a reception with the Anglican-Lutheran Society. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Great Britain is a close ecumenical partner, through the Porvoo agreement, and it was lovely to have a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
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Anglican Denominational Ecumenical Officers
All Ecumenical Representatives Conference

A number of Anglican Ecumenical Officers attended the "All Ecumenical Representatives Conference" organised by Churches Together in England (CTE) in September 2023.

This conference brought together a large number of people in ecumenical roles.  John Bell from the Iona Community was the main speaker and he talked about the history of the Iona Community, the link between singing and belief, and the future of ecumenism.

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Ecumenical Reception at Lambeth Palace Library CTE
Ecumenical Reception

Ecumenical Reception at Lambeth Palace Library

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Anglican and Old Catholic theologians and church people met at Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany
Anglicans and Old Catholics meet for theological conference in Germany

Anglican and Old Catholic theologians and church people met at Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany

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Towards Interchangeability
Towards Interchangeability: Reflections on Episcopacy in Theory and Practice (Beihefte Zur Okumenischen Rundschau)

This book examines how the practice of episcopacy in the Church of England and the EKD affects the claim that the 'historic episcopate' is a necessary condition for 'the full interchangeability of ministers'.

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Reuilly Contact Group

 A Communiqué following the Reuilly Contact Group
meeting in Edinburgh, February 2020