Ecumenical Officer

The county Ecumenical officer is Rev Chris Ruddle. You can contact him by email or mobile number 07808728670.

One of our recent concerns was the change in the Charities Act which impacted immediately on all LEPs with a turnover in excess of £100,000.  Representatives of the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the Baptist Union and the United Reformed Church met ecumenically with the Charity Commissioners to determine the registration process.  Once this was published, those LEPs affected were required to review their constitutions, determine an Ecumenical Vision Statement and a Schedule to the Constitution - model documents of which were made available through Churches Together in England. Under the revised legislation it is envisaged that eventually all LEPs will need to register as charities in their own right, if they have an annual turnover in excess of £5000.

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