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.

 

Agape Meal


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This meal resonates with the commitment we have all made to live as the early church believers did but in our modern, busy and complicated world. To be at one with Christ and His apostles; with the saints and angels and also, with each other. It will build on your experience of you own faith journey and offers a parallel to the beauty of worship experienced by the early Christians - it returns you to a simple way to be close to God - to revel in His presence and to see His light shine upon the faces of all those you know and care about within your own communities. An Agape Meal does not replace receiving Holy Communion from your minister or priest - nothing can do that. However it will enhance our Christian lives, our devotion and our closeness to God. 

Do This In Memory Of Me.


More people choose not to attend a weekly church service and the result is that fewer people celebrate any form of Holy Communion.

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We hope by writing this piece we will encourage people into wanting to participate in celebrating of the Lord's Supper, even if it is at home with friends and family, but before you start to read this page, please keep these two statements and the words of Jesus in your mind throughout:

God loves all He created. 

Jesus Christ is the ultimate manifestation of love.

 

 

Help for you to say your Novena

Its name deriving from the Latin word "novem," meaning "nine," a novena is nine days' private or public devotion which is traditional to Catholics and it is to obtain special graces. Though they are not part of liturgy and remain a popular devotion they've been prayed since the very beginning of the early Church - and before its official beginning, Mary and the Apostles prayed from His Ascension to the Pentecost, a period of nine days (Acts 1). Also, a nine-day period of supplication was a pagan Roman and Eastern practice, so novenas were easily accepted by the earliest converts in these lands.

There are four main types of novenas (a novena may fit into more than one category):

  •     novenas of mourning
  •     novenas of preparation, or "anticipation," such as the Christmas, Feast Day or Easter Novenas
  •     novenas of prayer
  •     the urgent novenas

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