The CTE website contains a wide range of resources to help churches work together at the national, county and local levels.

You’ll find the latest resources and guidance in our Working Together section.

You can also access a range of resources from across the years in our library below:

Ecumenical resources from across the CTE website

Re-imagining Churches Together groups

A short resource to help local groups to re-focus and find new life. It is written by CEOs and includes practical examples.

A Flexible Framework for Local Unity in Mission

An easy-to-use framework which helps local churches to collaborate with confidence and flexibility – guiding them step-by-step to develop the right agreement for their venture.

Receptive ecumenism

Receptive ecumenism is essentially very simple. Instead of asking what other Church traditions need to learn from us, we ask what our tradition needs to learn from them.


All across England, churches are working together in mission in surprising, creative and collaborative ways  – sharing the love of God with their communities.

Sharing a Common Life

The real challenge of unity is to share a common life; that is, to do together whatever we do not need to do apart.

Lead Church model

In a wide variety of different contexts, the ‘Lead Church model’ can be helpful. Find out more…

A Review of Intermediate Ecumenical Life in England

This valuable document from 2011 reflects on all aspects of the life of an Intermediate Body and can be used easily for reflection or review of the vitality of Intermediate Bodies.

What is this place?

A set of six Bible Studies exploring the issue of violence against women, produced in 2004.

This Growing Unity

This Growing Unity was a handbook on ecumenical development in the counties, large cities and new towns of England, published in 1995.

Telling the Story – the origin and development of LEPs 

Reissued by the Council for Christian Unity in 2020

Churches Together in South Yorkshire: Local ecumenical activity survey 2016-17

Research undertaken in Yorkshire, into local formal and informal ecumenical activity

Travelling Together – handbook for LEPs

Reprinted in 2004

Called To Be One

This book was written as a resource for the Called To Be One process, through which the member churches of CTE agreed to discuss with one another the nature of the visible unity of the church. Originally published in Spring 1996.

A Harmony of Church Finance

The book covers all aspects of finance in Local Ecumenical Partnerships. Second edition 2005.