Inter-Church Links

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As part of the world wide church, we respect those of all faiths and none. We know we cannot work in isolation. We have a strong tradition of commitment to ecumenical working, to playing a full part in the voluntary sector, to commitment to fair trade and world mission.

We have a long history of working ecumenically at Merseyside and a local level. There are seventy Local Ecumenical Partnerships and the Anglicans are involved in most of these.

Churches Together in the Merseyside Region (CTMR)
Churches Together in the Merseyside Region covers an area that encompasses the Diocese of Liverpool and parts of the Diocese of Chester.

Churches Together in the Merseyside Region has as its principle members:
  • Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Liverpool and Diocese of Shrewsbury)
  • Church of England (Diocese of Liverpool and Diocese of Chester)
  • Major Free Churches (Liverpool Methodist District, United Reformed Church Mersey Synod, North West Baptist Association, Salvation Army North Western Division)
The Rev Ian Smith, a Minister of the United Reformed Church, is the full time Ecumenical Development Officer.

The Chair is Bishop Tom Williams (RC).

The Diocese of Liverpool contact is Canon Linda Jones.
e-mail: tel: 0151 709 0125. Churches Together in the Merseyside Region, Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool  L1 3BT. 
Mission in the Economy 

Mission in the Economy (MitE) is our well established interchurch body linking with industry and commerce. It aims to be a faith presence in the economic life of the North West; to encourage reflection and analysis on economic issues; to work for justice in the economy and workplace; to facilitate communication between the churches and the workplace.
MitE is concerned with: 
Quality of life in the workplace, and the unemployed; the economy and God's purposes within it; embracing Christian principles in business and the world of work; presence, people, place. Our Chaplains work in the retail, commercial and voluntary sector across Merseyside, and at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. 
The Coordinator of Mission in the Economy is Revd Jean Flood, supported by a team of part-time and volunteer chaplains. The Chair of the Trustees (and senior Anglican representative) is Revd Canon Bob Lewis. 
Mission in the Economy, Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. 
email: tel: 0151 709 6908/  07932305963

Together for the Harvest (TFH)

Together for the Harvest is an association of churches, organisations and individuals that are working together for a spiritual harvest and social transformation. It is made up of people who have agreed to work together to see the Gospel reach every man, woman and child in the Mersey Region. Individual congregations affiliate and TFH is the local branch of the Evangelical Alliance.

For general enquiries and membership queries, as well as for entries into the Churches’ diary: 
For Year of Continuous Prayer, to be included in the Prayer Briefing email, or other prayer matters:
Stories for TFH News:


There are Councils of Faiths for Warrington and Merseyside. Merseyside also has a Council of Christians & Jews