The Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross values the ecumenical relationships with other Christians. Ecumenism is the work and duty of all Christians to pray, study and journey together towards the full visible unity of God’s Church. This goal is inspired by the high priestly prayer of Jesus Christ when he prayed “that all of them may be one … so that the world may believe” John 17:21
In Cork there is an Ecumenical Standing Committee with representatives from the Church of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church, The Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Church. The Ecumenical Standing Committee meets regularly for prayer and to be a resource to local Christians. The Standing Committee has produced Local Ecumenical Guidelines and we lead the annual Cork City ecumenical service for the international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This service is hosted by different local church communities each year.
We are also available to offer guidance and support in local ecumenical matters and initiatives. Although we represent the four main churches we also seek to work with other Christians and new churches and faith communities to build common friendship and deepen our understanding and common witness.
Canon Dr Daniel Nuzum is the Ecumenical Advisor to the Bishop of Cork and Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese. As Diocesan Ecumenical Officer Daniel’s role is to encourage and resource members of the Diocese in their ecumenical relationships and ministry with other Christians in our local communities.
In addition to our local commitment to ecumenism the Church of Ireland also engages nationally through the Irish Council of Churches, the Irish Inter Church Meeting, regionally through Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Conference of European Churches and globally through the World Council of Churches.
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