The Bodies in Association with Churches Together in England (CTE) include a range of 60 different organisations.
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The Bodies in Association with Churches Together in England (CTE) include a range of 60 different organisations.
View our full directory below.
You can also read more about CTE’s Bodies in Association here.
ACAT’s goal is to mobilise and bring together Christians of all denominations to stamp out the evil of torture. We pray, write appeals and urge governments and authorities to end the torture and abuse of human beings. By exposing torture we can end it. We can improve conditions of detention and help achieve the release of prisoners who are often innocent of any known criminal offence. It is vital work. We also believe it is God’s Will.
From before they are born until they are young adults, Action for Children helps children across the UK. We make sure that any child who needs our help gets our help – whatever their background.
We protect and support thousands of children as they grow up by:
– Making life better for disabled children
– Acting early to stop child neglect and abuse
– Changing lives through fostering and adoption
– Supporting parents and keeping families together
– Supporting young carers (aged 18 and under)
– Helping young people out of trouble and into education and jobs
– Influencing policy and advocating for change.
Antioch is an ecumenical, charismatic, covenant, Christian community based in West London, but with links around the country, including similar communities in Glasgow, Belfast and across the world. Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant Christians, we belong to The Sword of the Spirit, an international “community of communities”, including the Servants of the Word, a brotherhood of men living single under Christ; Koinonia, our outreach to students; and Kairos, a Europe-wide youth organisation. Our common way of life is to be distinct from the world, characterised by holiness, promoting Christian unity, and spreading the Gospel by building communities as a bulwark against the sin, division, and strife in the world.
ACAT is the national support charity for Church Treasurers. Established in 1995, ACAT’s aim is to help advance the Christian message by promoting efficiency and effectiveness within Christian churches and organisations. ACAT provides this support by way of a comprehensive Handbook, and by giving advice, training and information on accounting, financial, legal and related issues.
AIF offers a support network, nationally and locally, for families in which one partner is usually Roman Catholic and the other a Christian of another Communion. It gives a voice for such couples and families, as they seek to make their pastoral needs known within the churches, as well as making a vital contribution to the growing together of the churches.
In some parts of the world, the Scriptures are difficult to access or are simply unavailable. In this country, the Bible is readily available but has lost its significance and its value is unrecognised by millions.
We’re working hard here at home and in key areas across the world to change this. We take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives.
All our efforts are driven by one conviction: we believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good.
The Deutsche Evangelische Kirchentag (DEK) has its origins in 1949 at the end of an Evangelical Week in Hannover (remember that evangelisch in German means Protestant). It was begun by Reinhold von Thadden-Trieglaf as a lay movement and an “organisation in perpetuity”, following the isolation of the church from the state during the Nazi era. The purpose was to “draw together Protestant Christians in Germany in order to strengthen them in their faith, to prepare them for responsibility in their churches; to encourage them in witnessing in the world; and to have solidarity with those in the world-wide community of Christendom.”
We are grassroots Christians from all sorts of traditions who have grasped the value of working together for the Kingdom of God.
We return from meetings, regional or international, buzzing with ideas and a thrist to develop church life, where we are in our own place of worship or on our local ecumenical scene.
Join us and our encounters with Christians and others across Europe and beyond permeate our spiritual outlook and responses.
Christians on Ageing – official name Christian Council on Ageing – is a voluntary, national, ecumenical member-based organization. It is a resource to the Churches and to other bodies and individuals concerned with the needs, especially the spiritual needs, of all older people.
Christian Education provides Christian resources for use by individuals, families and churches. We seek to serve the widest range of Christian tradition in the UK and beyond, promoting an open and inclusive approach.
Our online shop includes products from other publishers which we feel offer something different, as well as good value for money.
Since its inception in 1883 the Christian Police Association has supported the Police. We are an Association of Christians who are Police officers and staff members, CPA Friends and Community Partners of the Police Service. We are a registered Charity and we are free to join. Today there is a branch of the CPA in the majority of the Police Services of the United Kingdom and we have contacts throughout the world.
The CPA was the first of a number of charities set up by our founder, an amazing woman called Catherine Gurney OBE.
The pressures on members of the Police Service today are greater than ever. We care about this situation and we want to support our colleagues, whether or not they have faith, and be there for them in times of need. We do that in many ways and regularly work closely with other charities, organisations and staff support associations to ensure all police officers and staff are supported.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a Christian charity that equips UK churches in serving the community and showing God’s love to others. We empower them to provide free debt help and local community groups that are tackling poverty at the root.
Christians Aware is an international and interdenominational educational charity working to develop multicultural and interfaith understanding and friendship locally, nationally and internationally. Its aim is to work for justice, peace and development. The focus is on listening to encourage awareness and action.
It does this with a programme of special interest groups, conferences, international exchanges, work-camps, books and the magazine. ‘Travel with Awareness’ is a book of guidance for the international visits which are often to places where there are or have been situations of conflict, such as Palestine, Israel and Rwanda. Groups also visit places where there are acute development needs, including primary health care, education and water harvesting.
Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. We work in partnership with churches, and with people in poverty themselves, to tackle the root causes of poverty.
We put gospel values of justice and compassion into practice.
We know that the real experts on poverty are the people who live with it. Our work is driven by their insights and experiences. We help them to make their voices heard.
We speak truth to power, campaigning nationally and locally for policies that will loosen the grip of poverty on people’s lives.
We are a community of people who have been set free to follow God’s call in mission. Thousands of people from all walks of life are part of Church Mission Society – praying, learning and acting together in pursuit of that call.
We believe every Christian – and ultimately every person – is called to join in God’s mission and has the potential to bring challenge, change, hope and freedom to the world.
We all have a part to play.
The Churches for All partners have a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge on disability issues – challenging and enabling churches to fully include disabled people.
Our aim is to help churches create and sustain an environment where disabled people can participate fully in church life for the benefit of all. Disabled people are involved in the leadership of Churches for All and many of its partner organisations.
Together, we strive to equip churches to reach towards their full potential by truly including disabled people. We encourage both church leaders and disabled people to work together to bring about full inclusivity – where disabled people are not just welcomed but fully included within every aspect of church life.
We’re a network of preachers drawn together by a shared belief that good preaching matters.
Our members come from many different Christian denominations and traditions. We exist to help encourage, equip and refresh preachers in their preaching ministry – through resources, events and training.
Corrymeela has a residential centre on the north coast of Ireland that hosts over 11,000 people a year, as well as a lived community of volunteers and staff. Corrymeela also has a dispersed community of over 150 members who commit to living out Corrymeela’s principles of reconciliation in their own communities. Corrymeela’s programme staff travel to work with school and community groups throughout Northern Ireland, as well as hosting groups on site.
Christians, like others, have long held widely differing views on the use of military force. Many believe that the use, or threat, of military force has played a necessary part in the search for peace and justice.Others hold that military force is contrary to the gospel message of non-violence. But both pacifists and defenders of ‘just war’ are agreed on the need to search for means to reduce international tension. Because CCADD does not prescribe a single approach, scholars, officials, military personnel, clergy (including chaplains to the forces), peace-movement activists and interested members of other faiths or none, can enter into dialogue with each other.
ECCR is a church-based investor coalition, registered charity and membership organisation working for economic justice, human rights and environmental sustainability. ECCR’s vision is to see money used in a way that creates a fairer and more sustainable world. We run two programmes – Money Makes Change and Church Action for Tax Justice.
The Ecumenical Marian Pilgrimage Trust brings together Christians from each of Britain’s Christian traditions in honour and witness of Christ the Word incarnate, born of the Virgin Mary. Each year, a pilgrimage is arranged to explore the riches of the faith that unites us from the perspective of our Anglican, Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Reformed traditions, experiencing each other’s worship and reflecting on presentations, talks and devotions from our rich spiritual patrimonies, as we pray and hope for unity. Every other year we go to Walsingham for a few days. In alternate years we spend a day at some other place where Mary’s prayerful presence has also been significant for Christians and ‘prayer has been valid’ in the past and to the present day.
Faith in Europe promotes contact and visits across Europe; encourages informed discussion and debate through regular Briefings; co-operates closely with other bodies with similar concerns and a similar agenda; publicises and encourages active support of believers across Europe; keeps in advisory contact with government and non-government bodies, in co-operation with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland; and works for understanding and reconciliation between the Churches of Eastern and Western Europe.
Faith in Later Life exists to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people everywhere, through the local church.
Faith in Later Life is an independent Charity which started as a cross charity initiative and is supported by four Christian charities who all work with older people. With the expertise and history of our partners, Faith in Later Life can call on more than 650 years experience, and along with our partner organisations we have a shared mission to help churches and individual Christians to engage more effectively with older people.
Founded by missionary statesman Dr. Lester Sumrall (1913–1996) in 1987 to respond to God’s challenge, “That my church in the third world does not die of hunger before I return.”
Feed The Hungry has delivered more than £156 million of food and supplies to hungry, hurting people in 92 nations around the globe.
We also respond with emergency food and relief during disasters like the Japan tsunami, Haiti earthquake, Oklahoma tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy, and Syrian crisis.
At Feed the Minds, we believe that no one deserves to live a life defined by poverty or suffering, where simple and vital items such as medicine, food or clean water are unaffordable.
This is why we work in some of the poorest and most hard to reach communities in Africa and Asia, helping people to transform their own lives and leave poverty behind for good. There are many ways you can get involved with our work, and we also have various materials available for speakers and congregations.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is a community of people, open to all, who are inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ to oppose war and work together to build a world order based on love. We provide training and resources so that members can practise nonviolence, challenge militarism and embody reconciliation.
The Fellowship of Saint Alban and Saint Sergius is a Christian society founded in 1928 to foster contact between Christians, especially those of the Anglican and Orthodox traditions.
Membership in the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius is open to any Christian who wishes to pray and work for the deeper understanding and closer cooperation between Christians of East and West, and who is a communicant member of a recognised church.
The Focolare Movement began in Italy in 1943. Through its spirituality, which is based on the teachings of Scripture, its purpose is to work for dialogue and unity on all levels, following the inspiration of Jesus’ prayer to the Father “May they all be one”. (John 17: 12) It brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and vocations, who seek to live out the spirituality in their own families, work-places, schools, universities and so on. A small number live in community, and these Focolare houses are the centre for many activities and groups. In Britain there are Focolare community houses in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Welwyn Garden City (Herts) which is also home to the Focolare Centre for Unity (retreat/conference centre). It is a residential centre at the service of Focolare members from all over the country, and frequently hosts weekends and other gatherings for young people, children, adults and family groups, as well as for many other groups and movements.
Friends of the Holy Land, is a non-political Christian Charity supporting the Christian population of the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan, supporting them to develop a resilient and enduring Christian community.
Seventy years ago Christians made up 29% of the population of the Holy Land. Today they account for less than 2%. Without support, the Holy places of the Bible, the birthplace of Christianity, could become cultural museums with no Christian presence at all.
Living as a Christian in today’s Holy Land is challenging. Travel restrictions, water shortages, limited access to medical or social care, and poverty means many Christians emigrate if they can. In addition, there is often a psychological effect; living in the shadow of an 18 foot high separation wall cut off from their land and olive groves.
Our Objectives are: Awareness raising, Prayer, Fund Raising and Pilgrimage
Our support to the Holy Land Christians falls into four main areas: Education, Employment, Health and Housing
The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. It has centres on Iona and Mull, and members throughout the UK and beyond. We share a common Rule that includes daily prayer, Bible reading, mutual accountability for our time and money, and action for justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the deepening of ecumenical dialogue and communion.
The Irish School of Ecumenics is a community of scholars and supporters who together align the best of our minds, our experiences and our understandings to create a learning environment in which those who are inspired to make Peace and pursue Reconciliation may be as well equipped as possible to undertake that journey.
We transform young people’s lives, with God’s love, through sport and support. We do this through values-driven physical education, dance, mentoring, chaplaincy in schools and community KICK Academies to impact a sense of hopelessness.
L’Arche is an ecumenical Christian community open to all who share its values and mission. Those values are rooted in our identity: we are people with and without learning disabilities sharing lives together. Mutual relationships and trust in God lie at the heart of our journey together. In celebrating the unique value of each person, we recognise our need of each other – and of relationships with local churches with which we welcome dialogue. We have ten communities in the UK.
Linking Lives UK has emerged from a successful charity based in Wokingham Borough – The Link Visiting Scheme (www.linkvisiting.org). Initiated in 1998 through Woodley Baptist Church in Berkshire, Link Visiting now works in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies and local churches around the Wokingham area. The charity has more than 180 volunteers engaging in weekly home visits for over 160 older people, and also operates a wide variety of well attended social activities and events.
In 2012, the possibility of extending the reach of the local befriending scheme to other areas of the UK began to be explored and this was assisted through a partnership with Cinnamon Network who provided advice and guidance in community franchising, as well as initial start-up funding. In 2016, the decision was made to create a new charity to develop the national initiative into the future and Linking Lives UK was registered with the Charity Commission in November 2016. (charity number 1170325)
Living Stones is an ecumenical trust seeking to promote contact between Christian communities in Britain and those in the Holy Land and neighbouring countries. It publishes a Yearbook (containing academic papers) plus a newsletter twice a year and also organises an annual lecture. The trust currently oversees an ecumenical theology group which meets quarterly to discuss theological issues relevant to the Middle East. Additionally, the Michael Prior Memorial Fund supports students from the Middle East at post graduate level in Contextual Palestinian Christian Theology, Holy Land Studies and Contextual Pilgrimage and Tourism in the Holy Land, by providing scholarships and bursaries.
Modem is a network organisation promoting learning around leadership, management and ministry. The annual conference provides a focus: it alternates between a residential conference (often held at Sarum College) and a day conference in London or Birmingham. We attract high quality speakers who enjoy working interactively with our members: recent conferences have included senior figures in leadership and theology from the Virginia Theological Seminary, Bath, Durham, Kings College London, Roehampton and Oxford, the Baptist Union and the United Reformed Church. Modem Matters, the members’ newsletter, is published as a PDF 3-4 times per year and features news items, contributions from members and book reviews. Back issues are uploaded to the website.
We aim to see every street in the UK covered in Christian prayer. We hope to encourage as many Christians as possible to be not only pray, but get to know their neighbours. We live in times where with the click of a mouse, we can communicate half way around the World, and yet most of us do not know our neighbours living on our own street.
Most of our streets have people who suffer from loneliness, or social exclusion; there are estimated to be 1.7 million housebound people in the UK who rarely see a relative or friend. Loneliness is epidemic across generations, whether it is single parents, people who have suffered a relationship breakdown, or even children. We believe prayer combined with Christians following the teachings of Jesus and loving their immediate neighbours, could transform our nation and help end this epidemic of loneliness.
Oikocredit is a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative. We have over four decades of experience in promoting sustainable development through investments. We focus our investments on financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy.
Operation Noah is a Christian charity working with the Church to inspire action on climate change. We work with all Christian denominations and support interfaith work on climate change. Our work is informed by the latest science on climate change, its causes, impacts and solutions. The sense of urgency we feel because of the science is balanced by our faith in God and our hope in his future for our world. We are faith-motivated, science-informed and hope-inspired.
Premier started as a London-based radio station and now, over 20 years later, is a flourishing national multi-media organisation across radio, magazines and interactive websites with on-demand video and audio.
Premier exists to enable people to put their faith at the heart of daily life and bring Christ to their communities. We support people on their faith journey and help them put their faith into action by providing spiritual nourishment and resources.
With an audience of in excess of 1.3 million every week, Premier has used its reach to be a Christian Voice across the UK, leading campaigns on important issues and providing a space where Christian organisations can share their work and experiences.
Through our 2,500 volunteers from churches throughout England and Wales, we work for the transformation of the lives of prisoners and their families. Our support comes in both practical action and through prayer. Our mission is simply stated: To show Christ’s love to prisoners by coming alongside them and supporting them.
We run ‘Sycamore Tree’ restorative justice courses, we offer ‘Angel Tree’ at Christmas (which provides presents to the children of prisoners) and we write letters to prisoners. We also assist Prison Chaplaincies in a whole variety of ways including helping to run Sunday services, bible studies, discipleship courses and providing pastoral support.
We’re a campaign to encourage all churches to become welcoming and relevant communities for single people. We offer simple steps for church leaders to take to inspire and reach out to single people in their congregations, and provide advice to individuals on single living.
We focus on the nature and purpose of the Body of Christ, its faith and order, to foster ecumenical learning between the Church’s different traditions, to bring together practical and theological experience in different religious, cultural, social and international fields, and to extend the mutual knowledge that advances the unity of the Church and strengthens its mission. Public events and our networks for sharing studies on aspects of Church unity enable encounter between scholars, church leaders, clergy and lay people, other organisations and groups of churches at local, national and international levels.
The Society of St John Chrysostom promotes greater understanding of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of Eastern Christianity, and promotes support and friendship between the Eastern Churches and those of the West:
– the Byzantine and Oriental Catholic Churches in communion with the Apostolic See of Rome (especially in their contemporary calling to promote reconciliation and the recovery of union between Catholics and Orthodox)
– the Orthodox Church
– the Oriental Orthodox Churches and
– the Church of the East.
Founded in 1926 by Latin and Eastern Catholics, it embraces friends in each Christian tradition, working with other ecumenical societies and conducting
conferences, lectures, pilgrimages and regular liturgical celebrations.
We believe God has given us a dream to see an expression of his love and compassion in every community called sport from your elite club to your local health club and fitness club. The community of sport consists of 25 million men, women and children and we believe God cares for them.
As a charity, our VISION is to impact the whole of the community of Sport positively by: “Providing and supporting chaplains in every professional and amateur sport in the UK & Ireland”
To help us achieve this, our MISSION we aim: “To initiate, nurture, support and resource high-quality Christian Sports chaplaincy to the community of sport” and to “equip, challenge, and enable the Church to engage with their community called sport”.
SCM is a movement of students, past and present, responding to the call of Jesus to follow him and show the love of God on campus, in our communities and in the world.
We come together as an ecumenical and inclusive community, fostering unity in diversity and exploring faith through worship, discussion and action.
The Bible Reading Fellowship is passionate about making a difference through the Christian faith. We want to see lives and communities transformed through our creative programmes and resources for individuals, churches and schools. Our programmes include Messy Church, The Gift of Years, Parenting for Faith, Holy Habits and Barnabas in Schools.
Thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS) is the UK’s only independent Christian safeguarding charity. We help individuals, organisations, charities, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse. We do this by providing a complete safeguarding solution including; a DBS service, training, policy support, consultancy, and a 24 hour helpline, making sure everyone is equipped and empowered with the tools they need. Trusted for over 40 years, we work together with a network of over 9,000 member churches and organisations nationwide to make sure that standards for safeguarding are upheld and that vulnerable people are protected. Our vision is a world where every child and adult can feel, and be, safe. Join us.
Together for the Common Good is a charity helping people play their part to strengthen the bonds of social trust. We believe in the sacred nature of our common humanity and that society’s wellbeing depends on rebuilding social solidarity. We are reimagining a culture that puts people, communities and relationships first.
The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, near Geneva, is the international centre for encounter, dialogue and formation of the World Council of Churches. It brings together people from diverse churches, cultures and backgrounds for ecumenical learning, academic study and personal exchange.
The UK Bossey Network consists of friends and alumni of the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey who support its work, encourage participation in Bossey and promote interest in the world-wide ecumenical movement.
We are the United Society for Partners in the Gospel. Founded in 1701, we are the Anglican mission agency that partners churches and communities worldwide in God’s mission to enliven faith, strengthen relationships, unlock potential and champion justice.
The William Temple Foundation is a research and ideas hub, shaping the debate on religion in public life. We generate ideas about the impact of religion on civil society, wellbeing, politics and economics, and urban change.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – a women-led, global, ecumenical movement.
WDP England, Wales & N Ireland is part of the World Day of Prayer Movement which operates internationally to unite Christians in prayer. This is done by means of services held on the First Friday in March each year, to which all are welcome; by fostering local interdenominational prayer groups and other activities bringing women together in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year; and by supporting women throughout the world with informed prayer and prayerful action. We are also able to assist financially projects run by Christian Charities throughout the world.
Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK is an ecumenical membership network of 600 Workplace Chaplains from across the UK.
Our Chaplains engage with staff and communities in places like Retail and Town Centres, Arts and Entertainment, Further Education, Manufacturing and Construction, and Public, Private and Voluntary Sector organisations. Chaplains provide support and witness God’s love in action.
Chaplains may be organised in local teams or working on their own, and WCM UK supports them with training and policy advice. We share good practise and by bringing chaplains together in conferences for inspiration
WCM UK (formerly known as the Industrial Mission Association) has a history of involvement in Workplace Chaplaincy for over 50 years and receives enquiries about Workplace Chaplaincy from across the world, and from church leader and media.
World Vision believes that by working together with children, their communities, and our supporters and partners, the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children can be transformed.
Our local staff work in thousands of communities across the world to free children from fear. They live and work alongside them, their families and communities to help change the world they live in for good.
YMCA is the oldest and largest youth charity in the world. We transform communities so all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.