Step by step, year by year, Christians are coming closer together in their ecumenical journey, says Fr Jan Nowotnik, ecumenical officer for the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales, Read more

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18-25 January.

"Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit.” (John 15.5) Archbishop Ian Ernest, Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, reflects here on the theme, taken from John’s Gospel, of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18-25 January. Read more

As we reach the last days of Advent, a blog from the Director, Archbishop Ian Ernest.

As we reach the last days of Advent, it would be judicious for each of us to observe the world around us and to let the Word of God guide our thoughts. Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury: May Christians face pandemic in unity

Archbishop Justin recently spoke to Vatican Media about the ecumenical importance of the Papal encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti". Read more

On Wednesday 25th November a joint webinar, with the Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, is to be hosted both by the Ripon Support Group of the Anglican Centre and the International charity, Christians Aware.

This arose out of a visit to the Anglican Centre in Rome, on Tuesday 29th September, when Archbishop Ian the Director, spoke both of his inter-faith and ecumenical interests, having been Archbishop of the Indian Ocean and Bishop of Mauritius, before becoming the present Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome in 2019. Read more

'Nurturing Resilience' - Focus on the Essential

The simple things of life...become the source of true happiness Read more

Archbishop Ian Releases Newsletter of Encounters and Events

Archbishop Ian gives a summary of important events and encounters over the last few months. Read more


Pope Francis has published his new encyclical, Tutti Fratelli, with both a critique of contemporary society and a message of optimism for the world about the importance of fraternity and solidarity with one another, all inspired by his namesake, St Francis of Assisi. Here, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, responds to the Pope's message with a forward by Archbishop Ian. Read more

Zoom Seminar 24 September: The Church and the Future of Christian Unity

If you are not only interested in ecumenical theory but ecumenical practice, then the next Zoom Seminar of the Anglican Centre in Rome is for you. On Thursday September 24, at 6pm Rome time ( please note and check the equivalent time in your own time zone) the Centre will host a very special event with the Chemin Neuf community, one of the most remarkable ecumenical groups working today. Read more


As lockdown has eased in Britain, places of worship have opened their doors to churchgoers, tourists and pilgrims. Read more

Archbishop Ian reflects and gives thanks for the Anglican Centre's Zoom seminars

The Anglican Centre's recent online seminars have attracted more than 100 participants from across the globe. Read more

Reconciliation work brings Lambeth Awards for ecumenical bishops

The Catholic Bishop of Derry and the retired Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry have been given Lambeth Awards by the Archbishop of Canterbury for their work in peace, ecumenism and social cohesion in Northern Ireland. Read more

Westminster Cathedral Administrator Dies

Keen ecumenist and supporter of ACR UK Friends Read more

Birmingham Prayers

The Catholic and Anglican bishops of Birmingham joined forces for ecumenical prayers on Monday (July 6) to mark the re-opening of the city’s two cathedrals. Read more


The Anglican Centre in Rome is launching an innovative series of courses on ecumenism next month – its first ever series of online interactive sessions. Read more

A Reflection on the Ecumenical Act of Worship for Pentecost 2020

The Director of The Anglican Centre in Rome has praised the online ecumenical service organized by the Archbishop of Canterbury for Pentecost Sunday as an “opportune time to strengthen the bonds of fraternity”. Archbishop Ian Ernest said that the initiative was laudable and reminds us of our responsibilities for ecumenism. Read more


"Let us radiate hope, and the Lord will open new paths as we journey towards the future." Read more

Ut Unum Sint

Pope Francis is impatient for there to be more progress towards Christian unity Read more