Welcome to the section of the website dedicated to the ecumenical work of the Diocese of Northampton.
The website makes it clear that that work is rooted in the parishes and in their relationships and partnerships with neighbouring Christian communities. The Diocesan Ecumenical Commission and the Parish Representatives support us in what should be an essential element in our Catholic lives.
As we read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, ‘Concern for achieving unity involves the whole Church, faithful and clergy alike. But we must realise that this holy objective – the reconciliation of all Christians in the unity of the one and only Church of Christ – transcends human powers and gifts. That is why we place our hope in the prayer of Christ for the Church, in the love of the Father for us, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.’
I hope that the website will encourage you in prayer for Christian Unity, in dialogue with fellow Christians, and in shared projects in the service of those in need.
With every blessing,
+ Peter, Bishop of Northampton