The Christian Unity Commission for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark has been in existence for over forty years. Our main task is to encourage Catholics within the Archdiocese to work and pray for Christian unity.

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2023

The Holy Land is an important place of pilgrimage for Christians, where it is possible to tread in the footsteps of Christ. It offers the chance to bring the Gospel stories to life through the senses and to deeply consider the roots of our faith. Following a highly successful joint pilgrimage in 2020, the Archdiocese of Southwark and the Anglican Diocese of Southwark will be jointly hosting a pilgrimage to this special place in 2023 and you are invited to join them.

For more information, please visit Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2023.

If you would like to be part of this wonderful pilgrimage we encourage you to secure your place as soon as possible.

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Deacon Michael Baldry

9/10/1947 - 22/3/2022

Amongst the many tributes that have been made to Deacon Michael, the members of our diocesan Christian Unity Commission wanted to give our own appreciation of his outstanding work over many years, for the Commission and for the work of Christian Unity generally.

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CUC Event on ‘The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum’

The Commission held an online event on 19 October 2021 about the recent important publication by the Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity, The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum (you can view the publication here: 2020 12 04 Vademecum online).

Fr Jan Nowotnik, Director of Mission and National Ecumenical Officer at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, introduced the document.  The event was recorded and can be watched below.

CUC Discussion on The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Ten years on from the establishment of the Ordinariate, how should this project for the quest for Christian unity now be seen? The CUC held an online event on 14 April 2021 where there was a discussion on this and other aspects of the Ordinariate between Bishop Paul Hendricks, Assistant Bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark, and Fr Christopher Pearson OLW.

The event was recorded and can be watched below.

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