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About the Ecumenical Commission
posted on 01 January 1900
Catholic Diocese of Westminster
Diocese of Westminster

Ecumenical Commission of the Diocese of Westminster

The Commission is appointed by the Archbishop to promote and support the ecumenical work of the Diocese and the journey towards the visible unity of all Christians. It is part of the Department of Ecumenism, Interfaith and Justice & Peace, as all three share a common commitment among Catholics in our Diocese to service and witness to the world and the rich experience of encounter and collaboration with our friends in other parts of the Christian Church, and indeed in other faiths.

Each parish has a designated ecumenical contact, whose details are in the Westminster Yearbook. The Commissions local representatives therefore bring together the work in our parishes across the deaneries of the Diocese.

Because the Cardinal is the Archbishop of Westminster in the capital city of the United Kingdom, the Commission enables the Diocese to support his role as a national ecumenical leader. As President of the Catholic Bishops Conference for England & Wales he is one of the Presidents of Churches Together in England, the instrument of the Catholic Church, the Church of England, the Free Churches and the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches in furthering Christian Unity. The Commission also supports this aspect of our Archbishops work.

Members of the Commission:


Bishop George Stack

Tel: 020 7798 9060

Email: George Stack

Vice Chair

Mgr James Overton MA, STL, BD

Email: James Overton



Email: Ecumenical

Ecumenical Officers

For the County of Hertfordshire

Fr. Brian Reynolds

Tel: 01582 832114

For the Deaneries of Hammersmith, Hounslow and Upper Thames

Br Volodimir Bezulowsky sw

Tel: 020 8993 8113

Email: Volodimir

For the Deaneries of Kensington and Chelsea, Marylebone and Westminster

Fr Shaun Church (member of the Bishops Conference Committee for Christian Unity)

Tel: 020 8886 9568

For the Deaneries of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon

Fr Mark Leenane

Tel: 020 8560 4737

For the Deaneries of Barnet, Camden, Enfield and Haringey

Awaiting appointment

For the Deaneries of Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets

Canon Digby Samuels

Tel: 020 7481 2202

Representative to Churches Together in England (CTE)

Awaiting appointment

Representative to Churches Together in Britain & Ireland (CTBI)

Canon Robert Plourde

Tel: 020 8866 0098

In attendance, representing Ecumenical Societies

Fr Mark Woodruff

Tel: 020 7410 0330

Email: Society for Ecumenical Studies

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