About the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome

Ponte Sant AngeloThe Office is under the direction of the Methodist Minister appointed to work with OPCEMI (The Evangelical Methodist Churches of Italy) at the English-speaking Methodist Church of Ponte Sant`Angelo, the Revd. Dr Tim Macquiban.

The Office exists to offer a resource in the city of Rome for the global Methodist family and to help facilitate Methodist relationships with the wider ecumenical community.

Dr Macquiban is responsible for the ecumenical part of his work to the Revd. Neil Stubbens, Ecumenical Officer of the Methodist Church of Britain.

He also relates to the World Methodist Council and the European Methodist Council. For these and MCB he represents Methodist interest in and development of relationships with other churches in Rome. He is a member of both Councils and also the World Methodist Committee and the British Methodist-Roman Catholic dialogue.

This is done both formally and informally, through conversations with those also engaged in and responsible for ecumenical work in Rome, particularly the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity at the Vatican, with the International Anglican Centre Rome, with Caravita, the Centro Pro Unione, the Lay Centre and ecclesial communities and colleges and universities where theological studies include interest in ecumenism and ecclesiology, as well as practical social action and shared worship through Churches Together in Rome.

Increasingly ways are being explored of how closer relationships can be developed between centres and places of worship, particularly through

  • Sharing in worship, in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and during Lent
  • Moving forward in mission 
    • To pilgrims and visitors to Rome
    • In our mutual understanding of our different traditions in Christian education
    • Through study courses and programmes to which each centre contributes in teaching and in learning
    • Through shared use of space and resources where appropriate
  • Working for peace and justice in God`s world
    • Identifying projects we might together support eg some particular local work with groups to be agreed
    • Identifying issues on which we might work together eg human trafficking

Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome Annual Report 2014-15

For more information about the Ponte Sant`Angelo Church, please go to www.methodistchurchrome.com website

  • Sign up for e-newslettersKeep in touch with what interests you