What is Ecumenical?

The Sorrento Centre was formed in 1963 – Anglican in tradition, ecumenical and interfaith in expression and offers an inclusive welcome and generous hospitality to all.

So, what does the word, “ecumenical” mean? According to Wikipedia:

Ecumenism…is the concept and principle that Christians who belong to different Christian denominations should work together to develop closer relationships among their churches and promote Christian unity. The adjective “ecumenical” is thus applied to any interdenominational initiative that encourages greater cooperation among Christians and among their churches”

An Ecumenical Shared Ministry is a community of Christians of more than one denomination worshipping and serving God in a united way. For example, just across the highway from Sorrento Centre is the historical St. Mary’s church – a shared ministry of the Anglican and United Churches since 1971, part of the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay and the Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery of the United Church.

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