Furthering Ecumenical Cooperation within Leicester and Leicestershire

To all CTE member churches, members of CTE's Enabling Group, County and National Ecumenical Officers/contact people


Churches Together in England (CTE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Doral Hayes to the role of Principal Officer for Ecumenical Development and Relations, commencing in September 2022. Doral’s focus will be to inspire and encourage ecumenical work at a local, intermediate (county or city) and national level.


Doral is currently Ecumenical Facilitator for Churches Together in Hertfordshire working with both local and regional church leaders to support worship and service together across the county.  For the last nine years, Doral has been Executive Development Officer for the Association of Interchurch Families, working in the UK and internationally to support and advocate for interchurch couples and be a voice in the churches for the opportunity they present.  Formerly both a former Trustee of Churches Together in England and the Chair of CTBI/CTE Bodies in Association, Doral is currently a member of the English and Welsh Anglican Roman Catholic Committee and the CTBI Writers Group for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

“I am both delighted and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the churches in this way as they journey together towards greater unity.  I look forward to working with the great team at CTE, as well as colleagues across England, and I am grateful for all the different experiences that God has used to bring me to this place of service,” she said.

CTE General Secretary, Bishop Mike Royal said “I could not be more delighted to appoint Doral Hayes as Principal Officer for Ecumenical Development and Relations at Churches Together in England. Doral has a strong track record of delivery; combining wisdom and experience with relational currency. Doral is everything CTE desires to be right now.”

Please see the CTE website for more information.


Sarah J. Ball, Senior Communications and Media Manager (Acting)

Churches Together in England
27 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HH

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