Efforts are made in each of the villages of Turners Hill, Balcombe, Crawley Down and West Hoathly, to establish and develop good relations with Anglican clergy in particular. In most of the villages there is a social clergy fraternal meeting which is where any joint action planning will take place.
Ecumenical joint activities include Anglican and Catholic sharing of Assembly-taking in local schools. Contact Fr Paul for further details on 01342 710313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18th January – 25th January 2018 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There will be a celebration in the Abbey Church on Sunday, 21st January at 3.00 pm, followed by refreshments in the Narthex. From 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm there will be Messy Church in the Unity Room for children, who must be accompanied by an adult. The afternoon will end with refreshments in the Narthex. Everyone is welcome from all the churches in the local villages.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales produces a newsletter aimed at Catholics and their friends who are interested in interreligious dialogue matters. Sign up for the newsletter here
The Gift of Dialogue: The Encyclical Ecclesiam Suam and the key documents of Vatican II on Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (CTS, 2014). Includes the 2 key texts of Vatican II – the Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio and the Declaration on Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate
Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation … 2013: paragraphs 244-246 on Ecumenical Dialogue
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Churches Together in Britan and Ireland (CTBI): many churches, one purpose. CTBI is the umbrella organisation which brings together the many different churches and denominations in Britain and Ireland to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people.
Churches Together in England is a visible sign in England of the Churches’ commitment as they seek a deepening communion with Christ and one another. Its strength comes from people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together.
Eco-Church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in England and Wales to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.