Welcome to the page for Christian Unity
Croeso i dudalen Undod Cristnogol
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
Tel: 01446 772888
Secretary: Sr. Maureen Davies SSJ
Archdiocese of Cardiff,
Pastoral Resources Centre,
910 Newport Road,
Cardiff CF3 4LL
Towards Christian Unity
The Commission for Christian Unity has recently published a small book, entitled 'Towards Christian Unity', to mark the fiftieth celebration of the Decree Unitatis Redintegratio (The Restoration of Unity) which was promulgated on 21st November 1964 by the Second Vatican Council.
The book was recently launched at the Eisteddfod. The photograph shows Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff and Bishop Emeritus Edwin Regan of Wrexham.
In his forward to the book, Archbishop George Stack reminds us of the challenge and commitment to all Christians to follow the prayer of Jesus, 'That they may all be one'.
The book is a compilation of quotations to stimulate discussion among Christians on their common journey. The Commission hopes this bilingual book will be useful for personal prayer and reflection, and a help to groups in their discussions and prayer together.
These books are a gift to our parishes, made possible through the generosity of sponsors. The books will be distributed, in a small number, to each parish on the 2nd October. They are now available for download from this website.
HEREFORDSHIRE NEWS - please follow the link:
October January 2015
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015
To find out more about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, follow the link... http://www.ctbi.org.uk/681
This year the annual Week of Prayer ran from 18th to 25th January. The theme was 'The Well is Deep', inspired by the encounter between Jesus and the Woman at the Well in Samaria (John 4:7). The Archdiocese of Cardiff hosted an ecumenical service of Evening Prayer at St David's Cathedral. The guest speaker was Revd. Eden Fletcher, a Methodist Minister, who spoke eloquently on this theme. Parishes throughout the Archdiocese hosted local ecumenical services, promoting unity in their area.
Archbishop Bernard Longley preaches at Service of Prayer to mark 50th Anniversary of 'Unitatis Redintegratio'. See Press Release.
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2015
Information is available from the Women's World Day of Prayer website.
Click on: http://www.wwdp.org.uk/
Commission Members preparing material for 'Towards Christian Unity', the Newsletter, the 'Catholic People' and sharing news from around the Diocese.
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 are quotations from religious and spiritual leaders:
Our quotation this month is by Gethin Abraham-Williams, author of 'Spirituality or Religion', where he is quoting Henry Chadwick
'Ecumenical conversation is not an exercise in diplomacy', the distinguished Church historian, Henry Chadwick once proclaimed. Once we think of it in that way we think that, if anything actually moves in this deadlock, this is because someone has made a concession, has compromised with principles, has watered down the truth. This is a disastrous illusion.
True ecumenism is not diplomacy: it is kneeling and listening, in the presence of God, with brothers and sisters in Christ from whom the accidents of history have divided us, and asking God how we may learn from one another.
Our quotation this month is from Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) 2013 an apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis
How many important things unite us!
If we really believe in the abundantly free working of the Holy Spirit, we can learn so much from one another! It is not just about being better informed about others but rather about reaping what the Spirit has sown in them, which is also meant to be a gift for us...Through an exchange of gifts, the Spirit can lead us ever more fully into truth and goodness' (n. 246)
The Covenanted Churches in Wales 2010-2015
Covenanting for Mission
The Gathering, Aberystwyth October 2012
Read all about it at...
Together in Christ
These leaflets, published by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, help to promote Christian unity and cooperation at parish level.
Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Dialogue with other Christians.
For information visit the website of The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales: http://www.cbcew.org.uk/
Other interesting websites are:
Cytûn Churches Together in Wales.
Churches Togetherin Britain and Ireland.