A Different Summit Meeting In Paris

Although Paris has been in the headlines for the continuing Climate Change Conference (Check updates on our Environment page and this from Bishop David’s blog

The Archdeacon of France, Ven Ian Naylor reports on another significant conference in the French capital.

The Reuilly Contact Group, furthering ecumenical relations at an official level between the  churches of Church of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and the Eglise Protestante Unie de France and the L'Union des Eglises Protestantes  de Alsace et de Lorarraine met in Paris from 30 November to 3 December. 

          Ways were explored at the meeting of further implementing agreements made in the Reuilly Declaration by developing ecumenical relations between Anglican and protestant churches in France. 

          The photograph shows members of the Anglican and protestant delegations with Bishop Robert and Francois Clavairoly, President of the Protestant Federation of France and Laurent Schlumberger, President of the National Council of the Eglise Protestante Unie de France  who visited the meeting. (John Stroyan Bishop of Warwick is the anglican chairperson of the Reuilly Contact Group)