Ecumenical Reception at Lambeth Palace Library

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.

Latest Ecumenical News

Council of Lutheran Churches - 75th Anniversary
Council of Lutheran Churches - 75th Anniversary

This year, the Council of Lutheran Churches, formerly known as the Lutheran Council of Great Britain, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. The festive day was Reformation Day on the 31st of October, culminating with a service at the Norwegian Church.

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Archbishop Justin
A Message to Ecumenical Officers

Archbishop Justin Welby welcomed Anglican Ecumenical Officers to an online meeting

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Meissen Commission
Meissen Commission

The Meissen Commission of the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) met for the 33rd meeting from October 12 to 15, 2023, in Loccum, under the leadership of Co-Chairs, the Rt Revd Dr. Jonathan Gibbs (CofE) and Landesbischof Ralf Meister (EKD).

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CTE Enabling Group
CTE Enabling Group

The Enabling Group of Churches Together in England (CTE) met in Swanwick in October 2023.   The twenty-four hour residential included a panel of young ecumenists, plus input from Victoria Turner.  The gathering included the CTE AGM which welcomed new member churches and charities and networks in association.

A big highlight was the launch of the Bill Snelson Young Ecumenists Fund.

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Life in the Eucharist / The Eucharistic Life in our Churches

The Porvoo Communion, which unites the Anglican Churches in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Iberian Peninsula and Lutheran Churches in Nordic countries, the Baltic, and Great Britain, met in Madrid, Spain, in October 2023 for its thematic consultation on ’Life in the Eucharist’.

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Anna Kraus signs as CTE President
The Fourth President signs the CTE Covenant

Dr Anna Krauss, the General Secretary of the Council of Lutheran Churches in Great Britain, leads the Fourth Presidency group of CTE.  She was welcomed at the Presidents meeting in October 2023.

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