Links and Activities
Local links with other traditions in the diocese: There are numerous local Christians Together groups, and Catholic parishes participate in these.
County links with other traditions in the diocese
In the Diocese of Plymouth, the Catholic Church is a member of the three county ecumenical bodies: Churches Together in Cornwall, Christians Together in Devon and Churches Together in Dorset.
National links with other traditions
Every two years, the diocese sends a representative to the Churches Together in England Forum in Swanwick as well as to the biennial meetings of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
National links with other Catholic dioceses
The Diocese of Plymouth participates in the work of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Committee for Christian Unity and sends a representative to national meetings twice a year.
The diocese is involved in regular ecumenical French exchanges between Cornwall and Brittany and between Devon and Caen.
Catholic Ecumenical Officer for Devon
The Catholic Ecumenical Officer is responsible to the Bishop for facilitating the promotion of ecumenical commitment among Catholics in Devon. In addition, the Ecumenical Officer relates to other denominations at meetings, in projects and at ecumenical occasions. This post is currently held by Mary Ann James.
Catholic Ecumenical Officer for Cornwall
The Cornish Catholic Ecumenical Officer is responsible to the Bishop and Dean of Cornwall for encouraging the promotion of ecumenical commitment among Catholics in Cornwall and liaising with the other Cornish denominational church leaders. In addition, the Ecumenical Officer is a member of Churches Together in Cornwall and the Anglican Diocesan Bishop’s Council. The role is currently exercised by Deacon Andrew Shute, based in Truro.
Christian Unity Resources & Publications:
The Gift of Authority: Authority in the Church III, The latest Agreed Statement by ARCICII, was published 12 May 1999 by the CTS, Anglican Book Centre, Toronto and Church Publishing Incorporated, New York (price £3.50).
Celebrating Unity in Prayer, for a fresh look at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Information from CTBI Bookroom, Inter-Church House, 35-41 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL.