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. See, for example Local Ecumenism Gateway 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. Each concern has an area of the website. For a full list visit our Themes page.
Working together and Common Cause
If you visted the Themes page you have seen that we distinguish between 'Working Together' and 'Common Cause'. Churches Together in England has a number of Coordinating Groups where representatives of member churches meet for a particular Theme - these come under our web area called 'Working Together'.
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.
Churches Together in England is a resource for making connections in mission and unity. The website itself is a resource for information, mailings, reports and news. Although we have a shop, our intention is to provide resources free.
In 2012 we shall continue updating the website on a daily basis. We also have the following plans:
Produce more Gateway pages to make information easier to find.
Make various papers available under 'Features'
Add many more copyright free images for use on local websites
Provide an active Archive
In summary, our website is a resource. It's purpose is to present information. We have more than 4000 page views per day. So, welcome to our website. It is a free service provided for all.
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