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Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 and other announcements- Please scroll down

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 THEOS reports on  Churches Together in England: CTE has commissioned a report on itself and here is the result.

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CTE 2018 this attractive leaflet tells you a lot about CTE…

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YORKSHIRE WEST METHODIST DISTRICT

On 1st September the two neighbouring Methodist Districts of Leeds and West Yorkshire merged. Much more on this link  The Chair of the new district is Rev Dr Roger Walton (pictured below)

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WYCT MEETS

The WYCT Forum met in October for an overnight Conference and Retreat. Members also looked at new patterns for Local Ecumenical Projects and the Role of Denominational Ecumenical Officers

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LUTHERANS UP NORTH

Saturday 21st October 2017- The Lutheran Reformation Celebration was held at St Columba’s URC church Headingley: Preacher: The Right Revd Dr Martin Lind, Celebrant: Bishop Emeritus Walter Jagucki: with a Lutheran choir and representatives from other churches. Here, Mgr Paul Fisher brings the greetings of the local Catholic Diocese and Rev Nick Shields, those of the members of WYCT

ANGLICAN CENTRE IN ROME

“Centro is the newsletter of the Anglican Centre in Rome. It is filled with articles about our activities and plans for the future – as well as reflections on the current ecumenical environment in Rome from our friends and contacts in the city” To arrange for an electronic copy click here

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The local “Friends” of the Anglican Centre arranged a pilgrimage to the Benedictine Abbey of Ampleforth and the nearby Benedictine Sisters at the new Stanbrook Abbey (above) in October.

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“THAT ALL MAY BE FREE” 

The material for this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 has been produced in the Caribbean, which is noteworthy at this particular time.
The themes of the daily material raise some of the contemporary issues addressed by the churches of the Caribbean. Abuses of human rights are found across the region and we are challenged to consider our manner of welcoming of the stranger into our midst. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to be huge issues. Addiction to pornography and drugs, continue to be serious challenges to all societies. The debt crisis has a negative impact upon the nations and upon individuals – the economies of the nations and people have become precarious. Family life continues to be challenged by the economic restrictions which lead to migration, domestic abuse and violence.
The Caribbean Churches work together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ. Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories. The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January .  However, some  observe it from Sunday-Sunday or perhaps at Pentecost or some other time.

If you do not currently mark this important week, have you considered holding a United Service- perhaps on the central Sunday with just this one evening service in your area? The resource material (also available for download) also includes a short daily service- perhaps with a light or shared lunch.

see https://ctbi.org.uk and click the first panel on the homepage

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Autumn Term 2017  at the Mirfield Centre: click here for full details of courses etc

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CHRISTIANS LEARNING ACROSS YORKSHIRE