Durham to host major seminar on Church union

On 13 November the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) Drafting Group will come to Durham. Established in 1967, ARCIC is the official body for formal dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church. The third phase of work began in 2011 and is exploring the church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal church come to discern right ethical teaching.

The drafting group will hold a major seminar-consultation in Durham as it moves towards the first agreed statement of ARCIC III. Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 16 November in the Deanery of Durham Cathedral, the seminar will explore the local, regional and universal dimensions of Anglican and Catholic ecclesial life and their interrelationship. Canon Dr John Gibaut, the Right Reverend Linda Nicholls (Bishop of Huron) and Professor Murray will speak on the work of ARCIC III from Anglican and Catholic perspectives.

All are welcome to attend the seminar. For enquiries and to book, please contact the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University, at ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or on 0191 334 1656. (Our own Fr Tony Currer is also taking part in the seminar, and will celebrate the 10:00am Mass at St Cuthbert’s on Sunday 20 November.)

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