The PCPCU

The Pontifical Council for the Promoting of Christian Unity (PCPCU) was founded in 1966 after the Second Vatican Council and focuses on developing dialogue and collaboration with other churches and world communions. It is the chief body within the Vatican that deals with ecumenical matters and is the Vatican organisation with which the Anglican Centre and Lambeth are in closest contact. Cardinal Kurt Koch is the president of the PCPCU and Bishop Brian Farrell its secretary. Fr Tony Currer has particular responsibility for Anglican and Methodist relationship http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/index.htm

 

 

Centro Pro Unione

Centro Pro Unione was founded by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, an order of Franciscan long associated with ecumenism. The Friars were first founded in 1898 as a congregation within the Episcopal Church and in 1909 were received as a whole body into the Roman Catholic Church. The Friars of the Atonement were the first organisation to support the Octave of Christian Unity, held each year from January 18-25. The Centre, based in Piazza Navona, hosts conferences and other events focused on ecumenism. It issues major bibliographies of inter-church and inter-faith dialogues twice a year. www.prounione.it/en/

 

The Lay Centre

The Lay Centre was founded in 1986 as a Catholic centre in Rome but is dedicated to formation of the laity and promotion of the lay vocation across the Churches. It works to encourage Christian unity and understanding and initiates dialogues. At its heart is a resident community of students and teachers. It runs courses on theology, spirituality and biblical studies. The Centre is run in a peaceful location at Largo della Militare with fine views across Rome. http://www.laycentre.org

 

Caravita

The Caravita Community is an international, English-speaking assembly of Catholic Christians who come together to celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday at the Oratory of San Francesco Saverio “del Caravita”,  a 17th century church in via Caravita, in the historical central district of Rome. Many Anglophones living and working in Rome attend Mass there on Sundays as well as visitors to the city. All are welcome to its post-Mass reception on Sundays. Caravita has had a long association with the Anglican Centre – it is just a few minutes walk away and has frequently participated in events and church services with the Centre. www.caravita.org

 

Ponte Sant'Angelo Methodist Church

This is the English-speaking Methodist church in Rome. It belongs to the Italian Methodist - Waldensian Church and is part of the Rome Methodist Circuit. The ministers, however, have been traditionally supplied by the British Methodist Conference. A third of its congregation comes from Africa, a third from the Philippines and other parts of Asia/Pacific region, and a third from the rest of the world. A church service is held every Sunday at 10.30 am. Anglophone services have been held there since 1955. The church can be found at Piazza Sant’Angelo directly opposite the end of Ponte Sant’ Angelo across the bridge from the famous Castel Sant’ Angelo.  http://www.methodistchurchrome.com/

 

St Paul's Within the Walls

St Paul’s is the Episcopal Church in Rome and is often called the American Church in Rome. It was the first Protestant church to be built in Rome and its mosaics are the largest works of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. They depict The Annunciation, The Tree of Life, Christ Enthroned in the Heavenly Jerusalem, and The Earthly Paradise or The Church Militant. The church was inaugurated in 1876. The church includes the Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre (JNRC), a day centre for refugees in the heart of Rome, founded in 1982. Staff and volunteers offer resettlement help, art and therapy courses and legal advice. St Paul’s holds Eucharist services on Sundays at 10.30am, and morning prayer at 9.30am Monday to Thursdays.  www.stpaulsrome.it

 

All Saints

An Anglican congregation has been worshipping together in Rome since 1816.  For over 120 years it has gathered at All Saints on Via del Babuino. The congregation includes local Romans, business people, diplomats and international students., as well as tourists and pilgrims. All Saints is part of the Church of England's Diocese in Europe. On Sundays there is said Mass at 8:30 am in the Lady Chapel and sung Mass with the choir at 10:30 am.  There is a midweek Mass on Thursdays at 12.45pm in the Lady Chapel and choral evensong at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of the month between September and June.  www.allsaintsrome.org

 

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