Welcome to the page for Christian Unity

Croeso i dudalen Undod Cristnogol

 C C U logo  Christian Unity Commission

The Commission for Christian Unity was established by the Archbishop to promote within the diocese the commitment to seek with other Christian traditions a deeper unity in Christ.

Chair: Mrs Carys Whelan

Contact: Mrs Carys Whelan

Cae'r Delyn
St Hilary
CF71 7DP

Tel: 01446 772888
E-mail: unity@rcadc.org

Secretary: Sr. Maureen Davies SSJ      Archdiocese of Cardiff, Pastoral Resources Centre, 910 Newport Road, Cardiff CF3 4LL

Updates - August 2013

On August 6th members of the Commission met with the County Ecumenical Officer for Herefordshire. It is hoped to develop a greater Catholic presence and involvement with Churches Together in Herefordshire. A forthcoming ecumenical event in Hereford is 'Night of the Churches' on 13th September 2013. The churches in the city of Hereford will be open for the evening, with various activities happening.  All welcome. Further details to follow.



Recently, members of the Commission met with the Rev'd Sally Thomas, Ecumenical Officer for the National Synod of Wales, to further the commitment to unity. This was a very successful meeting. It deepened understanding, built up relationships and was mutually encouraging.



At the end of June representatives from the Cardiff Commission for C. U. met with the Commissions from the Diocese of Menevia and the Diocese of Wrexham.  Representatives of Cytun were also present. 


The Cardiff Commission will soon be producing another edition of its newsletter. If you have any items of ecumenical interest in your parish please forward them through your CU representative or parish priest to the contact details above.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013

What does God require of us?

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013 comes to us from an ecumenical group in South India. They have reflected upon their own context and offer to us a theme that calls us to respond to the obligations to act justly in the world.

The text is taken from Micah 6.6-8.

To find out more about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,follow the link...  http://www.ctbi.org.uk/607




MARCH 2013  France

"I was a stranger and you welcomed me."

Information is available from the Women's World Day of Prayer website.  

Click on: http://www.wwdp-natcomm.org/WWDP_resources.asp





 Christian Unity Newsletter

Read the C.U. newsletter for June  2011

Read the C.U. newsletter for September   2011

Read the C.U. newsletter for July 2012

Read the C.U. newsletter for Winter 2012



Below is a variety of quotations from religious and spiritual leaders:

August 2013


Continuing our sharing of quotes from religious and spiritual leaders – this month's quote is from ‘Spirituality or Religion’by Rev. Gethin Abraham-Williams.

“I reflected that within the Christian family it has taken a very long time for its different branches to acknowledge a common ancestry, and that there is still a sense that ‘our’ lot has a better grasp of the family story than yours. Even when there is this acknowledgement, there is still for some a sense of distance when it comes to accepting the other unconditionally, completely.But it has been one of the great stories of the second half of the twentieth century to see the Christian family, sometimes enthusiastically, sometimes haltingly, reconnecting and discovering, like adopted children, brothers and sisters they never knew they had. As the world has shrunk, as we’ve travelled more, as we’ve watched our communities become more cosmopolitan we’ve also been made to think about our relationships with and our understanding of those who have a different view of God.”



July 2013


The July 2013 quote is from an addressby Pope Francis. 

“Today I would like to touch briefly on another of the terms with which the Second Vatican Council defined the Church, that of “People of God” (cf. Dogmatic Constitution. Lumen Gentium, 9; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 782)....

1. What does it mean to be “People of God”? First of all, it means that God does not really belong to any people; for it is He who calls us, who summons us, who invites us to be part of his people, and this invitation is open to all, without distinction, because God’s mercy “desires all people to be saved” (1 Tim 2:4). Jesus does not tell the Apostles and us to form an exclusive group, an elite group. Jesus says: Go and make disciples of all nations (cf. Mt 28:19). St Paul says that within the people of God, in the Church, “there is neither Jew nor Gentile…for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28).”




June 2013

The June 2013 quote is from

Gerard W. Hughes, SJ in ‘For God’s Sake... Unity’ edited by Maxwell Craig. 

Prayer is as essential to Christian unity as breath is to the body. Attempts to promote Christian unity which are not grounded in and inspired by prayer are like trying to bring a skeleton back to life by rearranging its bones.







The Covenanted Churches in Wales 2010-2015

Covenanting for Mission

The Gathering, Aberystwyth October 2012

Read all about it at...




Together in Christ 

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These leaflets, published by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, help to promote Christian unity and cooperation at parish level. 

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Dialogue with other Christians.  

For information visit the website of The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales: http://www.catholicchurch.org.uk/Catholic-Church/the_bishops_work/dialogue_with_other_christians

and the page on the Committee for Christian Unity: http://www.catholicchurch.org.uk/Catholic-Church/Catholic-Bishops-Conference-of-England-and-Wales/Departments/dialogue_and_unity/committee_for_christian_unity_ccu   





Other interesting websites are:

Cytûn Churches Together in Wales.







Churches Togetherin Britain and Ireland.