THE CHURCHES TOGETHER IN EARLSDON AND CHAPELFIELDS
We, the congregation and members of:
Hearsall Baptist Church,
Earlsdon Methodist Church,
the Anglican Church of St Barbara, Earlsdon,
the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalen, Chapelfields, and
the Roman Catholic Church of the Precious Blood and All Souls, Chapelfields
unite in proclaiming our faith in the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We acknowledge that Jesus Christ is calling us to love one another
and to serve God's Kingdom in the world as one Church.
We rejoice that for more than four decades
our understanding and co-operation have grown,
and we undertake, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
to work and worship together in ways that build up our common life,
while yet respecting the official discipline of each church.
To work together for the realisation of the unity of Christ's people
in this area of Coventry.
We commit ourselves, for the glory of God and his Church, to:
Take part in united worship,and training;
Co-operate in Christian mission and witness in our area;
Share concern for wider social and moral issues,
resulting in concerted action and service to the community;
Seek how we might better use together
our individual resources; and
Encourage the celebration of life in all its fullness.
We recognise that the deepening significance of this Covenant
will depend on the continuing commitment of clergy and laity.
It also involves the goodwill and support of local and regional church authorities,
who affirm that future appointments will be made in the spirit of this Covenant.
We agree that this Covenant shall be reviewed after five years.
In entering into this Covenant,
we commend each other to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21st January 2018