Furthering Ecumenical Cooperation within Leicester and Leicestershire

We aim to seek and promote Christian Unity and to encourage and support ecumenical activity in Leicestershire.

The members of Churches Together in Leicestershire are the church leaders and their representatives from the mainstream denominations. We also work closely with an increasing number of independent churches who are now frequently members of local groups

The County Ecumenical Development Officer (CEDO) is Vic Allsop


Message from CTE Presidents

Let’s keep on praying, because prayer makes a difference.” That’s the call from Presidents of @ChurchesEngland in their new series of video messages:


#PrayersOfHope, #ChurchesTogether and #Unity

cte.org.uk/KeepPraying #PrayersOfHope #ChurchesTogether #Unity

Join hundreds of Christians praying #PrayersOfHope each Sunday at 7.00 pm. Print out a poster, put it in your window and keep the prayer going!


Coronavirus web hub

You can find a a full range of guidance, resources and stories in CTE's Coronavirus web hub. 

Press Statement

- by Joe Johnson

CTE Presidents’ Statement on the Hagia Sophia

The Presidents of Churches Together in England, representing the full breadth of Christian traditions in England, are saddened at the decision of the Turkish Government to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.


For a long period of time Hagia Sophia has been a unique centre symbolising a co-existence of people of faith. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, as a place where the rich history of Istanbul is told visually, can be a living example of religious tolerance and respect. The decision to alter the status quo in this way is a powerful, symbolic change that is lamentable and painful for many people of faith the world over.



Presidents of Churches Together in England:

Archbishop Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury Cardinal Vincent Nichols, The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, The Free Churches Moderator Archbishop Angaelos of London, Archbishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of London and CTE President for the Orthodox Churches  Pastor Agu Irukwu, head of Redeemed Christian Church of God UK and CTE Pentecostal President

Further information:

·       Churches Together in England (CTE) is the national ecumenical instrument supporting and encouraging churches from a wide range of traditions to work together in unity. Nationally, CTE brings together 50 Member Churches from many diverse traditions. In fact, we unite the broadest range of churches in the whole of Europe. CTE’s strapline is: One in Christ Jesus, engaged in God’s mission, empowered by the Spirit. Read more about CTE at www.cte.org.uk/WhoWeAre 


·       Read more about CTE’s Presidents at www.cte.org.uk/Presidents 



For further information, please contact CTE's General Secretary, Rev’d Dr Paul Goodliff, email: paul.goodliff@cte.org.uk or mobile: 07741 893141.


Churches Together

- by Joe Johnson

Latest News from the CTE


Christian denominations working together in Leicestershire

- by Joe Johnson

The Church of England, Diocese of Leicester
The Baptists Union: East Midlands Baptist Association
The Salvation Army, East Midlands
 The Catholic Church, RC Diocese of Nottingham
The Methodist Church, Notts and Derby Methodist District/
Northampton District
United Reformed Church, East Midland Synod
The Congregational Federation, East Midlands
Quakers in Britain
Shiloh Pentecostal Church
The Lutheran Church

Christian Concern for One World

- by Joe Johnson

                               Prayers for each month

Christian Concern for One World (CCOW)

Website: https://www.ccow.org.uk/

Resources and help for your church

This month's prayer email -May 31st


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- by Joe Johnson

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