Times of Masses at SS Alban & Stephen Catholic Church in St
Through the Church and the Marshalswick Mass Centre, our
parish is involved in two Churches Together organisations
There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have
the same basic calling: to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus
Christ and to work for the good of all people. So they often need
to work together - and to co-ordinate the work they each do separately.
When they do, they are acting as Churches Together.
For both St Albans and Marshalswick, the
role of Churches Together is to help and encourage the Churches to work more
closely together in their work and witness. In St Albans and Marshalswick
(as in the other 1200 places in England where local churches have formed
themselves into ecumenical groupings, usually called "Churches Together in
.."), local Christians engage in a wide variety of activities together –
meeting for worship, discussion, prayer and practical service in the community.
But being Churches Together means more than
that. It means commitment by each church and denomination to deepen
its fellowship with the others, and - without losing what makes each interestingly
different - to work with them towards a greater visible unity.