Declaration of Ecumenical Welcome

On Easter Sunday Saffron Walden’s United Reformed Church welcomed members and the congregation from Castle Street Methodist Church to the Church in Abbey Lane. During the morning service a Declaration of Ecumenical Welcome was signed on behalf of both churches. The declaration states:

We, the members and congregation of Abbey Lane and Newport United Reformed Church, Saffron Walden, welcome the opportunity to become a spiritual home for Methodists as well as members of the United Reformed Church in the town and surrounding area. It will be a privilege to be the place which offers regular public worship and opportunities for Christian service to members and to people from both traditions. “ 


Meg Nettle (Senior Methodist Steward), Rev David Keeble, and Mark Hayes (Church Secretary at Abbey Lane United Reformed Church) signing the Declaration of Ecumenical Welcome on Easter Sunday morning