03/02/2017 12:00 pm
During 2017, Catholics and Lutherans are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by reflecting on 50 years of official worldwide ecumenical dialogue and building on the communion that we share.
All interested Catholics and others are invited to a joint Catholic-Lutheran Common Prayer Service which will be taking place at:
St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on Sunday 26 March 2017 at 3pm.
The Bishops of England and Wales encourage Lutherans and Catholics to celebrate together their common witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Yet, amidst this celebration, they also acknowledge the suffering caused by the division of the Church, and look critically at themselves, not only throughout history, but also in a contemporary context.
Preachers are the Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham and the Rt Revd Martin Lind, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain.
After the service, which is based on the Common Prayer liturgy prepared by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, there will be a social event in the Cathedral’s Amigo Hall.
A4 Poster for the Catholic Common Prayer service held at St Geroge's Cathedral, Sunday 26 March 2017.