Ecumenical Activities

Epping Covenant


Carlingford’s Catholic community has a committed ecumenical team which is working at building a series of interchurch gatherings with members of West Epping Uniting Church, Carlingford Uniting Church and Carlingford Baptist Church. The extended Covenant with Carlingford Baptist Church and West Epping Uniting Church was signed at St Gerard’s Catholic Church on the 3rd December 2008.

A Further Covenant between the Anglican Parish of Epping, the Congregations of Epping Uniting Church and West Epping Uniting Church, Carlingford Baptist Church, the Epping Baptist Church and the Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford was signed in May 2013  – see below

Drawn together by a shared faith in Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit we commit ourselves in covenant as set out below.

The Anglican Parish of Epping, the Congregations of Epping Uniting Church and the West Epping Uniting Church, the Carlingford Baptist Church, the Epping Baptist Church and the Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford commit themselves to:

  • the sharing of weekly Ecumenical Services during the time of Lent each year;

  • collaboration in the planning for and holding of adult faith education programmes ;

  • an Ecumenical Service of Worship around the time of Pentecost;

  • the holding of a joint meeting attended by members of our Church Councils or delegated representatives of our communities at least once per year;

  • the sharing of pulpits – within the constraints of Sundays available Ministers will be invited to preach at a Sunday liturgy in other Churches.;

  • exploring other areas of collaboration and sharing;

  • a yearly review of the Covenant.

  • collaboration in social justice, both in action for justice and in social justice education through the collaborative venture of together In Epping;

  • an Ecumenical Service of Worship around the time of Advent;