CTE embarked on the next stage of the ecumenical journey
Churches Together in England has published extracts from its 2017 report to the Charity Commission, highlighting the Theos report, That they may all be one: insights into Churches Together in England and contemporary ecumenism, which had been commissioned to signpost the next phase of the ecumenical journey.
The Review of 2017 is structured around CTE's strategic priorities of relationships, action for mission and theological reflection. It reports on the work CTE did in 2017 in all three areas of work and also highlights the importance of the 500th anniversary of the 1517 Reformation, which loomed large in CTE's work last year.
Routine and key pieces of work are included in the work, particularly the report Behind Closed Doors – voices against gendered violence, human trafficking and modern day slavery, the eighteen month long Heritage Lottery funded project, They Also Served – the contribution of Black African and Caribbean servicemen and servicewomen to WW1, and the game-changing A new framework for Local Mission in Unity itogether with A guide to understanding 'A New Framework'.
Looking to the future, the Review of 2017 notes the impending retirement of David Cornick, CTE's General Secretary, and the appointment of his successor, Paul Goodliff. Future tasks include further work on the Theos report, re-aligning CTE's strategic aims towards a mission focus, seeking financial stability for CTE and using CTE's expertise for the benefit of Member Churches and Intermediate Bodies.
Please note that the '2017 Annual Report and Accounts' is not yet available. That has first to be approved by CTE's Independent Examiner and then signed off by the Board of Directors. At that point it will be uploaded to our website.