The Challenge of the CovenantThe Challenge of the Covenant: the second quinquennial report of the JIC


This paper outlines the most current thinking about the Covenant between the Methodist Church and the Church of England.

The Joint Implementation Commission for An Anglican-Methodist Covenant (JIC) has been working at the task set before it by our two churches of furthering the pilgrimage towards visible unity for the mission of the Church.

The report covers in detail where we are in our bilateral ecumenical journey after ten years in Covenant, recognising that, for some, progress is painfully slow.

Chapter 7 (page 37), headed ‘Covenant Partnership in Extended Areas’ is the section most pertinent to our deepening relations in Cumbria.

You can download the report here.... or click on the picture to the right above.