Introduction

This resource for district chairs and other district officers draws upon notes prepared by Bishop David Hawtin for bishops and their diocesan staff.

1. Some material has been reproduced from that resource unaltered, material about history, attitudes and ecumenical procedures.

2. Some material deals with the same topic but from a Methodist perspective and so incorporates Methodist insights. Sometimes it is alongside the original material and sometimes replaces it entirely.

3. Some are new notes, not present in the original.

These notes are prepared with gratitude to Bishop David Hawtin for his permission to adapt his material. He says he is delighted about this co-operative venture!

This document is designed so that each page stands alone and be printed out for circulation to a group of people or for individual reference.

Please note these are guidelines only and it is the responsibility of local churches to discuss ecumenical issues with their District Ecumenical Officer or other advisors (legal, financial, property for example) as appropriate.

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