Friday, October 5, 2012

Ground-breaking partnership between churches to take place in North Yorkshire

From England-

A GROUNDBREAKING partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist Church will be inaugurated in the region this Saturday.

The agreement, between the Ripon and Leeds Anglican Diocese, which covers a large chunk of North Yorkshire, and the Leeds Methodist District, will mean greater sharing of clergy and joint services, with both churches working together to support their ministry and mission.

Under the Covenant Area Partnership – the first of its kind in Great Britain – there will be greater consultation and co-operation between 85 Anglican parishes and their 65 neighbouring Methodist churches.

The agreement is being signed at a celebration at Trinity Methodist Church, in Harrogate, on Saturday at 1pm. The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Right Reverend John Packer, said the partnership was an important opportunity for both.

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