Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical…
ACTS has supported ALTERnativity to produce an advent resource for 2018. A link to download the resource is at the bottom of the article. ALTER nativity want to encourage people to get back to the heart of the Christmas message, God being born amongst us to proclaim a new way:…
World Day of Prayer takes place on Friday 2 March 2018. World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement initiated and carried out by Christian women in more than 180 countries and over 1000 languages. The 2018 service has been written by Christian women of Suriname. For further…
The ACTS Advent Reflections for 2017 have been written by ALTERnativity. To download a copy of the 2017 Advent material please click here
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Remembrance 2017 resources are available to download or order, including an order of service, Powerpoint presentations and free ebook versions of Beyond Our Tears: Resources for Times of Remembrance. The Remembrance 2017 material can be found by on the CTBI website here. Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk  
The 2016 ACTS Advent material is now available for download.   Please click on this link to download a copy of the 2016 ACTS Advent resources    
This years Holy Week Resource is now available to download. Please click here to obtain a copy Previous years resources can be found in our "Publications" section under "Worship Resources"   COMPANIONS ON THE WAY Jesus, accompanied by his disciples, journeys towards Easter, and we too journey with him. We…
Worship resources for Remembrance Sunday (9th November 2014), Advent 2014 and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 2015) are now available on the website of Churches Together in Britain & Ireland (CTBI): www.ctbi.org.uk 

Local Ecumenical Resources

  • Help to get started

    Help to get started

    Are you looking for help to start working with other churches near-by?

    Here is a starting point "Progressing in Partnership", a step by step guide for congregations wishing to pursue local partnerships with their ecumenical neighbours.     

    To download the guide click here:

    To download representative flowchart click here:

  • Guidelines for new Churches Together Groups

    Guidelines for new Churches Together Groups

    If you are looking for information about setting up a new Churches Together Group,

    Please click here to download the guidelines.

  • Shared Buildings Agreement

    Shared Buildings Agreement

    In situations where two or more congregations share the same building for worship and/or other activities, it is good practice to set out in writing, the relationships between the parties involved. The document below sets out some of the issues which may need to be addressed in such a situation and is followed by an actual example of a shared building agreement.

    To download the Resource Document "Shared Buildings" click here.

     

  • How is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) formed?

    Details are given below outlining the various steps which are taken in the formation of a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP).

    To view the document, please click here.

  • Definitions of a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP)

    A Local Ecumenical Partnership is defined as existing where there is a formal written agreement affecting the ministry, congregational life, buildings and/or mission projects of more than one denomination: and a recognition of that agreement by the ACTS Ecumenical Development Group, and authorisation by the appropriate denominational authorities.

    To find out more about LEP's, download the definitions here.

  • Orientation for Incoming clergy

    Orientation for Incoming clergy

    This document provides an orientation process that seeks to enable clergy to gain this understanding. The process involves the support of a colleague from another denomination in the LEP, together with a person appointed by the local congregation, and reading essential documents.

    To download a copy please click here.

  • An Ecumenical Service of Baptism and Confirmation

    The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain have produced ther following resources: 

    A service of confirmation and baptism for use in Local Ecumenical Partnerships. Click here to download.

  • Liturgical resource: when a Local Ecumenical Partnership ceases

    The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain have produced ther following resource: 

    "An act of parting" - which can be used when a Local Ecumenical Partnership ceases to exist. Click here to download.

  • Model Constitution for a Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership

    The Model Constitution for a Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership was drawn up by the Constitution Group.

    To download a copy, please click here

     

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