Our ecumenical officers play a key role in facilitating both formal and relational joint working with other denominations. They provide a link between local churches and circuits, the Connexional Ecumenical Officer, and their counterparts in other denominations.
They carry a depth of expertise regarding Local Ecumenical Arrangements and church schools, and must be consulted prior to making changes to any of the formal agreements underpinning these.
My role is to be one of the District Ecumenical Officers, looking after the Derbyshire portion of the Sheffield Methodist District – Derbyshire North East and Peak circuits and the Derbyshire part of the Sheffield Circuit.
This triggers a further engagement in the 'shell' of Churches Together in Derbyshire, with its annual Derbyshire Day and responsibility for LEPs as an 'Intermediate Body'.