Two or three times a year the Executive Committee of the Commission organise open meetings with a speaker.
The most recent took place on Saturday 2nd March 2013 at St Augustine’s Church, Heelands, Milton Keynes.
The representatives from the various parishes of the diocese looked at the growth of the church’s teaching and practice on ecumenism. The morning was led by Fr. James Cassidy, the Diocesan Ecumenical Officer, who presented an overview of the church’s documents from 1302 to the documents of the Second Vatican Council in 1965 and also the encyclical of John Paul II in 1995.
The parish representatives reflected together on their experiences of working with other churches. In particular, they remarked on the vast change of practice in the Catholic Church concerning ‘mixed marriages’ from the 1960s to the present day
Full text of invitation letter and reply forms (now for information only) downloadable here. (Word document)