The Christian Unity Commission for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark has been in existence for over forty years. Our main task is to encourage Catholics within the Archdiocese to work and pray for Christian unity.

May they all be one.
Father, may they be one in us, as you are in me and I am in you,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.

John 17:21

CUC Event on ‘The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum’

Tuesday 19th October, 6pm

The Commission is planning a further free Zoom event that is open to all on Tuesday 19th October at 6pm. It will be about the recent important publication by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum (you can view the publication here: 2020 12 04 Vademecum online).

The document is published with the blessing of Pope Francis, and offers useful recommendations for promoting the involvement of dioceses in the ecumenical movement under the guidance of their pastors and inspired by the Catholic principles of ecumenism.

Fr Jan Nowotnik, Director of Mission and National Ecumenical Officer at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has kindly agreed to introduce the document to us and to lead our discussion.

Please book your free ticket here via Eventbrite

There is also a downloadable promotional poster available for the event: Vademecum Event Poster.

CUC Discussion on The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Ten years on from the establishment of the Ordinariate, how should this project for the quest for Christian unity now be seen? The CUC held an online event on 14th April where there was a discussion on this and other aspects of the Ordinariate between Bishop Paul Hendricks, Assistant Bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark, and Fr Christopher Pearson OLW.

The event was recorded and can be watched below.