Ecumenical

Community

Church

We are a people-focused Community Church within a reformed tradition. We are progressive but Gospel-led Christians.  The ECC+C is categorised as  'Free' Church but in full acknowledgement of its inextricable link with the first Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church via the Apostolic Succession.

The ECC+C oversees a number of pastoral and prayerful ministries around England. We believe God reveals Himself to us via Christ's love and not through man-made dogma. We aim to care for the spiritual and emotional  wellbeing of people at their point of need.

We are not 'Parish' Priests in a traditional sense as we manage a number of dedicated and specific chaplaincies and ministries. We also concern ourselves both practically and prayerfully with the health of our planet and every living creature within it.

If you would like to speak to a representative from our church, please call us on 01590 624731.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the ECC+C

 

As one of the less well known corners of the Reformed Catholic world, we play an important role in helping to provide people who are unchurched (or those who feel disenfranchised from Organised Religion) with a fresh path to Christianity. For years we have aimed to continue the work of the Apostles by transforming lives through the Gospel by how we communicate with people - and not what we preach to them. We share with every single church in the world, a  universal 'Catholic' history and bring together Reformed Catholics, Lutherans and other Protestant (Open and Free) traditions. We are committed towards meeting the pastoral and spiritual needs of our local communites to the best of our abilities.

 

New Forest Franciscans Sponsored Half Marathon

On 13th September this year (2015), one of our Franciscan Priests, Revd Dr Caroline Wilkins, ran the New Forest Half Marathon in aid of the Donkey Sanctuary.

Caroline was inspired to run for this charity because of their important work in Morocco with Ellen Cochrane where she is persuading mule handlers to swap their cruel bits for kind headcollars and is teaching them how to work gently with their mules. Caroline said "I have seen beautiful transformations take place with these mules and their handlers and feel passionately about supporting this project and the work of the Donkey Sanctuary in general."

It was a long and challenging run, which Caroline trained for over a 2 year period. But it was worth the work and the pain! Nearly £500 was raised for the Donkey Sanctuary with additional donations going to buy 1,000 metal rings that are being used by the Women's group in Morocco to manufacture their own bitless headcollars - thus providing work and industry for the women of the village and a legacy of ethical mule equipment which will ensure that the mules in this area of Morroco are able to work free from pain and distress.

You can read more about the work of Ellen Cochrane and the Donkey Sanctuary in Morroco here: https://www.facebook.com/atlasmules/?fref=ts

And you can read about the Donkey Sanctuary here: http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

 

If you would like to sponsor this Half Marathon run and the work of Ellen and the Donkey Sanctuary, you can do so here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bitlessinmorocco

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