Cornwall Service and Ecumenical Letter of Intent
There were balloons, fireworks and a jazz band as the Archbishop of Canterbury joined over 750 people in St Petroc’s Church, Bodmin, on Sunday 17 November, to celebrate the signing by local and regional church leaders of an Ecumenical Letter of Intent.
The special service, organised by Churches Together in Cornwall, marked an important milestone towards church unity as the leaders of the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the United Reform Church, the SW Baptist Association and the Salvation Army committed themselves and their churches to:
- seek out every possible opportunity for joint initiatives at local and county level in mission to all the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
- work together to equip both lay and ordained ministry whenever possible, and to share that ministry wherever appropriate
- continue the work of developing strategies to optimise the use of church buildings for the benefit of communities throughout the county.