The Commission for Dialogue and Unity advises Bishop Declan on all matters relating to Church Unity and Interfaith. It also promotes and encourages Parishes to develop local with other Christian Churches.
The Commission includes members active in local ecumenism throughout the Diocese who can offer advice and help to Priests and Parishes.
If you would like to contact the Commission, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecumenical Officer: Rev Michael Robertson
St Bonaventure’s Presbytery, Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
Tel 0117 942 4448
Chair of the Commission for Dialogue and Unity: Miss Anne Doyle
16 Sherwood Avenue, Melksham SN12 7HJ
Tel 01225 707486
Guidelines for Catholics on Local Ecumenism:
The Committee for Christian Unity of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has produced guidelines for Catholics on local ecumenical involvement in;
- Local Ecumenical Partnerships
- Churches Together Groups – ‘Together in Christ’
- Ecumenical Welcome
- Response to Ecumenical Welcome
More information on unity with other Christians and dialogue with other Faiths can be found on the Bishops’ Conference website www.catholic-ew.org.uk
Churches Together in England has been established to enable the Churches in England to deepen their communion with Christ and with one another and proclaim the Gospel together by common witness and service. Further information can be found here.
Meeting with National Ecumenical Officer
Canon John O`Toole, National Ecumenical Officer for the Bishops` Conference of England and Wales met the Diocesan Commission on 21st October 2015. The outcome of that meeting is summarised in the report below:
- Notes of Commission meeting
- Catholic Lutheran Dialogue Imperatives
- Paper by Dr David Carter on Current Ecumenical Initiatives
Upper Reaches Lunchtime Gatherings in Temple Quay, Bristol
Christians working in or near Temple Quay are invited to meet fortnightly on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm to take a brief respite from work to share, study, listen to God and pray. The venue is the Old Station Master`s Office, Temple Meads Station, BS1 6QH. For further information and dates of meetings in 2015 and 2016 please contact: email@example.com or phone 07528 027770. www.upperreaches.org.uk