A new framework for local unity in mission
An exciting, significant, practical, ecumenical document
As part of CTE's remit to support and encourage local ecumenism, a working group of some of the National Ecumenical Officers have been working with the General Secretary. They have explored issues around local unity in mission, including the changing nature of Local Ecumenical Partnerships and the new ecumenical contexts in England.
A consultation document was published in March 2015 and sent to Member Churches and Intermediate Bodies for their responses. The results of the consultation were presented to CTE's Enabling Group in March 2016. (Visit the archive page for more information.)
The letter below and an entirely new report were sent in March 2016 to Member Churches and Intermediate Bodies for their further deliberations. They were asked to respond to David Cornick by 6 February 2017 so that the March 2017 Enabling Group meeting can assess the responses and discern the way ahead.
The dry account above gives no hint of the significance of this new report. David Cornick suggests that it 'may well prove to be one of the most significant practical ecumenical documents of our time'. He adds: 'The future is exciting. God has not finished with us yet!'