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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Book release: Papers following a colloquium drawing together scholars and church leaders to discuss the role of European Churches following the UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union.

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Synod backs further steps towards communion with the Methodist Church

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The General Synod has given overwhelming backing to new guidance which will help Church of England congregations to share mission and ministry more easily with a range of churches in their areas.

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Meissen Theological Conference in Hamburg, Germany

The Meissen Theological Conference met for their biennial gathering on 11-14 February in Hamburg, looking at the last 30 years of the Meissen Agreement.