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About Churches Together in Essex and East London

Christians partnering in God’s mission

We facilitate the ecumenical dialogue between churches and united work of Christians in the region.  

The principle aim of ecumenism is to promote unity among Christian churches’ as we respond to the prayer of Jesus ...

I pray that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us,

so that the world may believe that you have sent me (John 17:21)

Our key objective is the advancement of the Christian religion in our villages, towns and communities by sharing the love of Christ through: 

  • visible unity - one faith one God
  • common witness – prayer, worship and evangelism
  • serving together – meeting human needs, breaking down barriers, seeking justice peace and caring for creation
  • local partnerships – ecumenical churches and project

Meet our team

Churches Together in Essex and East London (CTEEL) represents the historic Christian denominations, as well as new and emerging churches and fellowships in Essex and East London (Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest).  

CTEEL is an unincorporated charity - number 1130217

The Diocese of Chelmsford The United Reformed Church The Eastern Baptist Association The Salvation Army The Diocese of Brentwood The London District Methodist Church Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire Methodist district New Frontiers The Quakers Church The redeemed church of God