Friday, May 23, 2014

‘Significant steps’ needed to progress Anglican-Methodist Covenant

From Ekklesia-

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, together with the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, have today(22 May) issued a joint statement to their Churches.

The Most Rev Justin Welby, the Most Rev John Sentamu, the Rev Ruth Gee and Dr Daleep Mukarji have issued the statement in response to a report that will be debated by the Methodist Conference and General Synod this year.

The report, entitled The Challenge of the Covenant, recommends that both Churches take action to enhance unity between them, with the work being fully embedded in Church structures. It also encourages the Church of England to address the question of interchangeability of ordained ministries between the two Churches, and the Methodist Church to consider the possibility of a form of episcopal ministry (such as a 'president bishop').

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