OTHER CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS At the United Reformed Church, we're thankful for the
freedom that we have to worship God in our own way, especially as we were once a
persecuted and suffering Church. In our Nicene Creed, we declare that "We believe
in one holy catholic and apostolic Church". In that 'catholic' (i.e. 'universal')
church, we now include Christian denominations from the Roman Catholic, Anglican,
Orthodox, Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal traditions. We uphold the right of all
Christian denominations to worship God peacefully in their own way in every country
in the world.
Locally, we belong to the ecumenical organisation Churches Together in Castleford
and Churches Together in Knottingley, in which we join representatives of the Methodist
Church, Church of England, Salvation Army , Independent Evangelical Churches and
Roman Catholic Church in activities that emphasise our common purpose.
The United Reformed Church is a member of Action of Churches Together (ACT) and Churches
Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), which bring together churches from the Roman
Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, Reformed and Pentecostal traditions. CTBI liaises with
ecumenical bodies in Britain and Ireland, including ACT, as well as ecumenical organizations
at European and world levels. The work of ACT and CTBI includes church life, church
and society, mission, inter-faith relations, international affairs and racial justice.
They provide a forum for joint decision-making and enable churches to take action
The United Reformed Church is involved in other joint initiatives with Christians
of other denominations throughout the world.