Cambridgeshire Ecumenical Council
Working with Christians across the county.
Who are we?
The Cambridgeshire Ecumenical Council is the forum for the co-ordination of Ecumenical Work in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk and for the oversight of Local Ecumenical Partnerships in the area. You can see a map of our area here.
Local Ecumenical Partnerships come in a variety of forms, but each is a situation where more than one Christian denomination is working together under a formal agreement. Generally, there are six categories of LEP. These are:
- Single Congregation Partnerships
- Congregations in Covenanted Partnerships
- Shared Building Partnerships
- Chaplaincy Partnerships
- Mission Partnerships
- Education Partnerships
We support a number of Local Ecumenical Partnerships in our area. More information about these churches can be found on our Local Ecumenical Partnerships page.
There are a number of Churches Together Groups in the area that we cover. They are all autonomous and each has a particular history of its own, shaped by the place and people who form it. Activities include services and discussion groups, conferences and events, and a wide variety of ways in which service is offered to the local community eg food banks, street pastors, youth work, lunch clubs, festivals, night shelters, chaplaincy etc.
Part of our role is to support and encourage these groups as part of their ecumenical journey. More information about the groups that we work alongside can be found on our Churches Together page.
Ecumenical networks are recognisable groups of people who share an activity or interest and who benefit from contact with one another.
Part of our role is to support and encourage a number of these networks within the county as part of their ecumenical journey. More information about the groups that we work alongside can be found on our Ecumenical Networks page
We highlight news and events from around the county that have been organised by the groups that we support and encourage. These are updated regularly on our news and events page. If you would like us to publicise your ecumenical event, please contact us via our webform.
We have a link with the Diocese of Vellore in South India. As part of the link, The Cambridgeshire Ecumenical Council and the Diocese of Vellore hold a day of prayer each year on the Sunday next before Lent. The themes are written and chosen by each partner in turn, and reflect the immediate concerns of both partners. We are also organising a youth visit to Vellore for 2019. You can find more information about our link our link website.
We have just released a video giving an update as to how the Diocese of Vellore are responding to the pandemic. You can see the video on our News and Events page.