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WEST YORKSHIRE CHURCHES TOGETHER “WYCT” began its third year of operation on 1st January.
It succeeded the West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council.
CHURCHES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF WYCT Forum with their local leaders are:
Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds
Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield and Convenor of WYCT
Revd Graham Ensor, Regional Minister for Ministry, Yorkshire Baptist Association
Rt Rev Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds
Rt Revd Walter Jagucki, Bishop Emeritus of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain
Revd Dr Roger Walton, Chair of Yorkshire West District
Revd Kenneth Evans, Chair of Yorkshire District
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD
Rt Revd Tony Parry Deputy Convenor of WYCT
Rachel Muers, Representative of Quakers in Yorkshire
Major Jane Cowell, Divisional Leader for Yorkshire North & Tees
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Revd Kevin Watson, Moderator of Yorkshire Synod
WESLEYAN HOLINESS CHURCH
Pastor Gloria Hanley
The Map shows the area of West Yorkshire, but WYCT extends a little further to take in Dioceses and Districts based in West Yorkshire but whose boundaries go beyond.
DENOMINATIONAL ECUMENICAL OFFICERS (“DEOs”).…represent their own church within WYCT and represent WYCT in this area.They encourage people within their own denominations to be outward- looking and to work with the other churches in their locality. The DEOs also do a great deal of the nuts-and-bolts work of ecumenism, helping too with the smooth running of Local Ecumenical Partnerships (LEPs). Underpinning all they do is their shared worship, friendship and regular meeting together. At present, these are the DEOs in WYCT:
ANGLICAN Revd Glenn Coggins, Diocese of Leeds (Convenor)
to be appointed; Yorkshire Baptist Association
Revd David Bulmer, Diocese of Leeds
Revd Mark Cheetham
Revd Michael Newman
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD Revd Edward Sterling
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
WESLEYAN HOLINESS CHURCH Pastor Gloria Hanley
The eleven churches together in West Yorkshire work for the unity for which Christ prayed.
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