There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling – to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people. So they often need to work together, as well as co-ordinate the work they each do separately. When they do, they are acting as Churches Together.
But being Churches Together means more than that. It means commitment by each church and denomination to deepen its fellowship with the others and, without losing what makes each interestingly different, to work with them towards a greater visible unity.
To help the churches live as Churches Together, a number of small organisations have been created to ease their way. There is one in almost every town or community to help them to work together locally.
The Executive Committee of Kendal Churches Together meets four times a year. We organise Kendal events such as Carols at the Birdcage at Christmastime, Good Friday Witness – Stations of the Cross around Kendal – Rest Tent at the Westmorland Show, Ecumenical Lent Groups and much more.
Our church is entitled to have three representatives on the local Churches Together Executive. Currently we have two (Pauline Brooks and Polly Robin). If you would consider joining this committee please make contact via Fr. Hugh