Together in Christ Online 2021

The Ordinariate – Southwark Archdiocese

by Fr Michael Lovell

The evening ‘Webinar’ was organised by the Unity Commission of the Archdiocese with a view to understanding the current situation in our part of South London. Bishop Paul Hendricks introduced the topic and our speaker for the evening, Fr Christopher Pearson from The Borough Parish (Southwark). The way the Ordinariate works within this parish was to occupy much of the talk and the discussion which followed.

‘Fratelli Tutti’ from a Methodist Perspective

by David Carter

David has contributed articles to us as a Methodist Observer since 1983 and was particularly active in our SW London group for many years.  He now lives just outside Bristol.

See the source imageI am very inspired by Pope Francis and the sheer extent of all his ecumenical contacts, Orthodox, Protestant and Pentecostal/ charismatic. And such a prophet of justice for the least regarded. A great man. The following was written for the joint magazine we Methodists have with a local Anglican parish – it is about Fratelli Tutti, one of the wisest letters ever written.

My Ecumenical Journey

by Pastor Martin Sauter
This interesting article was drawn to our attention by the Revd Jon Dal Din, who is a deacon in Southwark Archdiocese. It was originally published in the Focolare Movement’s New City magazine:
The Luther Rose

Martin Sauter is a non-stipendiary pastor in the Lutheran Church in Ireland. He is currently Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches of which he has been a member as representative of his church since 1996.

My faith journey began in Southern German Pietism, a lay movement that originated in the German Lutheran lands of the Holy Roman Empire in the late 17th century. Pietism challenged a church many perceived as lacking a heart of faith, having for over a century since Martin Luther’s day focussed first and foremost on establishing church structures and academic theology and teaching institutions within a state church. Pietists called for a conversion of the heart and for works of faith, submitting to the divine commands to live a holy life, a life of sanctification.

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