Welcome to the website of Churches Together in England. We hope you quickly find what you are looking for.
To help you find individual pages we have produced various 'Gateway' pages. Each Gateway page has several windows, - just like the main home page. Each window has a section theme and list of pages. If you do not see what you are looking for, a 'Search' bar can be found at the bottom of the home page.
'Script and link' pages
Where we need to explain, you will find some pages read as a script, with a live web link for each topic described. This page is an example of a 'script and link' page.
National / regional / local Churches Together
Churches Together in England links the national network together. Regionally, Churches Together is served by the 'Intermediate Bodies', which generally operate at a county level. All over England cities, towns and villages have their own Churches Together Groups. Though national, our website seeks to serve the churches working together in England at all levels. More information for local groups is available however, so we provide a list of regional websites of Churches Together.
Special interest areas
A sizeable part of the work of Churches Together in England is conducted by staff who have a special interest. These include Interfaith, Evangelisation and Minority Ethnic Christian Affairs. There are a large number of specialist interest areas in Churches Together in England - each helping the churches in England work together for a particular concern.
Co-ordinating Groups and Bodies in Association
Churches Together in England has a number of Co-ordinating Groups where representatives of member churches meet for a particular theme like Urban Mission or New Housing. Some of these groups provide a lot of resource material which you can see highlighted in Resources /
In addition, many agencies and organisations have a remit to work on behalf of the churches working together, for example the Association of Inter Church Families. All the agencies and organisation, called 'Bodies in Association', that have an ecumenical remit and a formal 'association' with Churches Togetehr in England, can be found in the web area we call 'Common Cause'.
Free Churches Group
Within the family of member churches of Churches Together in England, is the Free Churches Group. This group of churches has a long tradition of working together and jointly funds significant pieces of work, noteably Free Churches Education, Healthcare Chaplaincy and Prison Chaplaincy. A formal partnership exists between FCG / CTE, so a section of the CTE website presents the FCG webpages with a blue background.
This website used to have a shop facility. We have decided to lose this and provide what resources we have free. Books have been made in to PDF versions to download. Books for sale can be purchased through the links on the Resources page.
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