Churches Together in England

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Churches Together in England (CTE) is an ecumenical organisation and the national instrument for the Christian church in England. It helps the different Churches to work together instead of separately so that they can be more effective and credible. It works through a network of Intermediate Bodies, each covering an English county or metropolitan area and Co-ordinating Groups which bring together the Churches' officers in various areas of work. Bodies in Association with Churches Together in England are Christian organisations which, by their nature, are ecumenical but which are self-governing. The six Presidents of Churches Together in England are:

The Moderator of the Forum of Churches Together in England for the three year period 2012 to 2015 is Archbishop Doye Agama.

The chief executive and general secretary of Churches Together in England is the Revd Dr David Cornick.

Member churches[edit]

Christian denominations in the UK

Those identified as "(FCG)" are also members of the Free Churches' Group.[4]

The following members of the Free Churches' Group are not member-churches of Churches Together in England:

Local Churches Together organisations[edit]

There are numerous local Churches Together groups in England. One such example is on the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent, which has a 'Churches Together in Sheppey' group where most of the denominations meet regularly and combine services. The ministers, priests, vicars, padres, etc. meet once a month to have a meal together, and the CTIS chooses a chairperson each year from the group's membership.

Churches Together in England is a member of The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)[5] by virtue of its local organisations' role in local communities, helping the personal and social development of young people.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain is a Greek Orthodox archdiocese.
  2. ^ A brief biography of Archbishop Gregorios appears on orthodoxwiki
  3. ^ Bishop Eric Brown is of the New Testament Church of God
  4. ^ "Churches Together in England" and the "Free Churches' Group" are separate organisations, though there are close links between them. The "Free Churches' Group" was formerly called the "Free Church Federal Council". The "Free Church Federal Council Incorporated" continues in being, and it remains the body formally responsible for the work of the "Free Churches' Group".
  5. ^ Full list of NCVYS members

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