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Church of England to work more closely with black-majority churches

Thu 14 Jun 2018
By Marcus Jones

Plans to create closer ties between Church of England (CofE) congregations and newer independent, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches could be given approval at the General Synod next month.

Members of the CofE's governing body will look at overhauling rules on ecumenical relations when they meet in York from July 6-10.

 

It will mean join worship, mission and ministry between the different denominations becomes much easier.

Dr Joe Aldred of Churches Together in England, who serves as an Ecumenical Representative for Pentecostals on General Synod and is a bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy, welcomed the change.

He said: "This is a great moment for relations between the Church of England and Pentecostal and Charismatic denominations and congregations, including many black-led churches, as we share the task of building the Kingdom of God in this country.

"In working together and worshipping together our churches have the potential to transform their neighbourhoods."

Danny Lawson/PA Wire

 

Other issues on the Synod agenda include Cathedrals, NHS and safeguarding.

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