Diocesan Ecumenical Officer - Revd Peter Mott, 01535 601499 or email Peter
As DEO, Peter:
Advises the Bishop and the Diocesan Boards, Councils, Committees and Task Groups
Supports Parishes and Deaneries in their work with their partner churches
Encourages informal and formal sponsored ecumenical activities
Works in partnership with the West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council (see below)
Links for information about the following:
Good Ecumenical Practice
To find out more about good examples of ecumenical practice, click below:
The Anglican-Methodist Covenant was agreed by General Synod and Methodist Conference in 2003. A Joint Implementation Commission (JIC) was set up for 5 years to monitor and enable the Covenant to proceed. It produced interim reports in 2005 and 2007, and a quinquennial report in 2008. These reports are summarised here. Full details may be found on the website. A second Commision (JIC2) was then formed for a further 5 years, including representatives from the Episcopal Church of Scotland and the Church in Wales. For action on this in Bradford Diocese click here.
The Ecumenism Task Group works in partnership with other organisations including:
West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council (WYEC)
The members of WYEC come from ten different traditions: Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Quaker, Salvation Army, United Reformed Church and the West Yorkshire African Caribbean Council of Churches, and they encourage appropriate initiatives for local co-operation, as well as acting together on public issues wherever the need and opportunity arise. They can help churches to work more ecumenically and can help Churches Together groups to work more effectively.
Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber (CRC)
CRC is a Christian organisation which is proactive with public bodies and faith partners in promoting regeneration in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Its activities include culture, interfaith, social inclusion, rural renaissance and church tourism.
Churches Together in England
Churches Together in England is a visible sign of the Churches' commitment as they seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another, and proclaim the Gospel together by common witness and service. Its strength comes from people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together.
Council for Christian Unity
The department of the Archbishops' Council dealing with ecumenism.
Their ecumenical website.
Prayer for Bradford
Prayer for Bradford provides an opportunity for churches in Bradford to come together to pray for all aspects of the city, and pray for the people in these areas, that God would bless them, encourage them and challenge them to change if necessary. It seeks to promote unity between the churches in Bradford, and organises and/or supports city wide events and initiatives.