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Ecumenism (working towards the unity of Christians)
Jesus prayed for unity: "That they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they may also be one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me" (John Ch. 17 vv.2--21).
Every Christian is invited to join in Jesus' prayer for unity, to build friendly relationships with Christians of other traditions and work with others in prayer and serving the community.
Christians have been praying for unity for over 100 years; from the moment that Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council , the attitude of the (Roman) Catholic Church to other Christian churches changed. Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have regarded unity as of the highest importance; the Catholic Church is committed to the unity and holiness of Christians.
Happily our fellow Christians are now seen as partners with whom we work to proclaim Jesus Christ to an unbelieving world: we all share belief in one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and endeavour to improve the understanding between us still further.
Great progress has been made, with the help of the Holy Spirit. Fruitful relationships have developed not only among church leaders but also locally. St Clement's participates in Churches Together in Ewell and Stoneleigh, which co-ordinates joint activities and enables liaison within the community. Ecumenical services and projects are announced throughout the year.
More information is available from St. Clement's representative for unity:
and from the links listed below:
The CBCEW have prepared some guidelines for Ecumenism
Churches Together in Surrey
Vatican : Pontifical Councils
Womens World Day of Prayer - Local representative - Ruth Farrell
Members of Churches Together in Ewell & Stoneleigh
All Saints, West Ewell
Oasis at Auriol
Christ Church Ewell Christian Fellowship
Generation Church, Ruxley Lane
St Clement's Catholic Church, Ewell and Stoneleigh
The covenanted community of St.Francis of Assisi (Anglican) and Ruxley Methodist Church.
St Mary the Virgin, Cuddington
St Mary the Virgin, Ewell Village
St. Paul's, Howell Hill, East Ewell with St Mary's, Burgh Heath
Stoneleigh Methodist Church
Stoneleigh Baptist Church
West Ewell Evangelical Church