What is an LEP?
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. These formal agreements are 'sponsored' by an Intermediate Body which has responsibility for supporting, encouraging and monitoring them.
LEPs include places where local churches share their congregational life or share buildings or covenant with each other within chaplaincies and other situations. We generally talk about there being six categories of LEP.