The Inter Church Relations Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Ecumenical Relations Committee of the Church of Scotland held their second annual meeting on 12 May in advance of the General Assembly and the General Synod.  It was a lively and positive discussion during which the group explored ways in which the relationship between the two churches could be developed within the Scottish context.

There was a strong level of agreement and a desire to explore our common calling.  A working group will be set up and hold its first meeting in the early autumn to take forward this new initiative. The conversation will have an emphasis on what is happening in local settings across the country as well as addressing the theology that underpins our shared mission.

A third meeting is planned for next year.