This proposed Covenant is important for both our churches as it states clearly and unambiguously at the national level what our two churches wish to encourage at the local level ‘for the sake of the Gospel’. It offers a formal framework for cooperation and growing together through shared ministry and service, including what is already permitted and occurring at the local level in parishes and other cooperative arrangements. It is vital that such local arrangements be duly recognised by their national church bodies. A formal Covenant of Association between the two Churches is an appropriate way for the national bodies of each Church to recognise and encourage ecumenical endeavour in ministry and mission. Read on…