Bishop Appoints New Ecumenical Advisors

Rev Philip Bromiley, Team Rector of the Avon River Team, and Chris Webb, Deanery and General Synod Member, West Parley have been appointed the Ecumenical Advisors for Ramsbury and Sherborne. 

Philip is hoping to promote interdenominational cooperation within the County, liaise with Church leaders and improve communication between Church Together groupings and partnerships. Philip has recently launched a new Facebook page, entitled, “Wiltshire Churches” and is seeking to encourage as many churches, and church members to share news, resources, events and prayer requests. Supporting each other in the way will draw Christians Together more and increase Unity. 

For more information or conversation email Philip: 

Chris Webb says this: “Ecumenism has been my thing ever since I first studied Divinity at St Paul’s College, Cheltenham 50 years ago! There, my group of close friends comprised Anglican (myself), together with Methodist, Baptist, and Plymouth Brethren. Every Sunday evening we would do the rounds, worshipping everywhere from Pentecostal to Roman Catholic, having attended the College Chapel in the morning. 

I have always been Anglican, however, ten years ago my husband, Michael expressed a great desire for us to join the Quakers, which we both eventually did. I was appointed Quaker Ecumenical Rep to the Executive of Churches Together Dorset where I worked with representatives of several other denominations on many worthwhile projects, and in 2019, I was the Dorset Delegate to the Churches Together England Conference at Swanwick, Derbys. 

Having recently left the Quakers, but bringing with me all that I learned, I have returned full time to my Anglican roots, worshipping at St Marks West Parley, and serving on General Synod. This summer I was delighted to be the Church of England Rep at the United Reformed Church General Assembly, again at Swanwick. I was most warmly welcomed and enjoyed many deep conversations. 

Now, as Dorset Anglican Ecumenical Officer, I am once again on the CTD Executive alongside several of the colleagues I got to know before. Churches Together Dorset has two functions - to act as a denominational information exchange, and to organise events which bring people together across our beautiful county. So, fifty years on, ecumenism is still my thing, and I will do my best to serve our Diocese in this endlessly interesting and worthwhile way.” 

For more information or conversation email Chris:

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