When? Week of 18-25 January

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed during "the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul" 

For more information, see the CTBI website

The materials for 2021 have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. Their theme is, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, based on John 15: 1-17. It expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.

(NOTE: For 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, CTBI has made its resources available to download only. Printed versions will not be available to order.)

Take a look at some of the hymns in Singing the Faith that speak of life and unity in the Church.

We also highlight hymns published on this site that explore the realities of accepting diverse views and concerns within a united Christian community.

To explore further what we mean when we're talking about "Christian unity" and why many people think it's important and (crucially) biblical, two reports are worth taking some time with:

The Church: towards a common vision, published in 2013 by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and debated  by a plenary session of the WCC Central Committee  in June 2020.

The bishop and Christian Unity, a handbook published by the Vatican in December 2020 to assist Catholic Bishops in fulfilling their ecumenical responsibilities.