The World Church Partnership Group
The aim of the World Church Partnership Group is to assist churches to engage with God in His mission of love to transform the whole human life and creation through the World Church. To achieve this aim the Task Group works through Anglican Communion Companion Links in Peru, Morogoro and a Partnership Link in Magdeburg; by being active in World Development Issues.
The Group's task is to encourage study, theological reflection and good practice in the areas of:
- World Development Issues
- Partnership with particular places
- Partnership and participation in a global Church
- Shared Mission and Ministry
It does this through Task Groups, Deanery Workers and links with the Mission and Development Agencies.
There are also three task groups in the area of partnership links covering the diocesan companion links with the Anglican Diocese of Peru and the Anglican Diocese of Morogoro, Tanzania, as well as the ecumenical link with the Propstei of Magdeburg-Halberstadt in Germany; and one task group covering World Development.
The Group is made up of a Chairperson, Administrator, Task Group Chairs, who with the Chairperson set the agenda for the forum meetings, Deanery Workers and Mission and Development Agency Representatives.
The World Church Partnership Group meets five a year. One meeting is a forum of those engaged in the Partnership Links Task Groups and the World Development Task Group, representatives of Mission and Development Agencies and those working on these matters in a deanery context. The forum concentrates on World Church business with relevant topic/themes with input from an outside speaker, attendance therefore has a transient character.
Mission Development Officer: Doug Chaplin
Chair of the World Church Partnership Group: John Barr