Our diocese covers three whole counties (as they used to be), and part of Berkshire. Each of these counties has an Ecumenical Committee to co-ordinate work under the aegis of Churches Together in England. There is also the Milton Keynes Mission Partnership, which covers the unitary authority of Milton Keynes.
These organisations enable the churches to work together in partnership and act as Sponsoring Body for Local Ecumenical Projects (LEPs). They bring together Church Leaders, Denominational Ecumenical Officers and others.
Each is independent, and works in its own way, and each has its own Ecumenical Officer, whom it employs.
The Diocesan Ecumenical Commission has a representative on each body.
The County Ecumenical Development Officers and their phone numbers and mail addresses (where known) are as follows:
Beds: Anita Nacollas- Tel: 07804 911646. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berks: Mrs Louise Cole - Tel: Tel 0118 977 6437. E-email: email@example.com
Bucks : status uncertain - enquire of Rev. Dr Cassidy
Milton Keynes: Rev.Canon John Robertson (Mission Development Officer). Tel: 01908 311310 . E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northants: Stuart Jenkins. E-email: email@example.com
There are Churches Together bodies in most of our main towns - too many to list - links to websites for many of them can be found here - for others not listed, just do an internet search for "Churches Together in [ name of town or locality] " .
Churches Together in England plays its part in supporting and encouraging relationships at a national level. Churches Together at a county and large-city level and at a more local level in neighbourhoods are also supported and encouraged, although there is no structural relationship between the various organisations.Its web site is: www.churches-together.net
There is also Churches Together in Britain & Ireland which places the emphasis upon the Churches in pilgrimage together ; it is an 'instrument' by which the churches journey towards full visible unity. Its web site is: www.ctbi.org.uk/