The Ecumenical Edinburgh City Centre Churches Partnership
'Together' is the new name for City
Centre churches partnership (formerly known as West End Churches Together
(WECT) and also the Council of West End Churches (CWEC) ).
This is the ecumenical iniative in Edinburgh city centre, comprising the
Presbyterian churches of
St Andrew's and St George's West (formerly
St George's West)
St John's Episcopal church.
What's new about Together ? Three things. Shared mission. Shared nurture.
Shared decision-making. This is a chance to think more coherently about
sharing in God's mission in this city. We see increasing scope for
shared mission and we hope to undertake a joint survey of the West End of the
City and the City Centre to identify key areas of missionary opportunity. We
hope to produce a joint magazine for tourists, and not least at the time of the
Sharing Christian nurture is one way of helping the next generation
of children to grow up without feeling that the "other church" is
strange. Already there is a West End Youth Group meeting on every second Sunday
evening, and occasional opportunities for the younger children to be together.
Instead of every church producing similar courses for faith development, we
hope to coordinate and communicate what is available in the rich resources of
our three churches. Shared worship remains a mainstay of our life together with
several united morning and evening services during the year.
The basis of our future lies in a growing trust among the congregations.
That trust will only grow as we invest time in being together. Those who have
worked on various projects know the truth of that. The ministers have learned
to be at ease with each other. It is now over to everyone to share in whatever
way we can to show in the midst of a conflict-ridden world and a highly
competitive city that the Christian Church can model the better way of
co-operation and reconciliation.
Together website : http://togetheredinburgh.org.uk
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St Cuthbert's Parish Church. 5 Lothian Road.
Edinburgh. UK. EH1 2EP