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The more we can do together, the better

The Moderator, the Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr reflects on a historic moment in the life of the Church of Scotland and the Church of England.

‘WE acknowledge one another’s churches as churches belonging to the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and truly participating in the apostolic ministry and mission of the whole people of God.’

This is the first in a series of acknowledgments as part of the Columba Declaration between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England. And as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, remarked when the pair of us signed the Declaration in London’s Crown Court Church on the November 28 2016, it is high time our two churches acknowledged one another.

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