[Anglican Communion News Service] The Methodist Church of Great Britain has debated proposals that could see it enter into a full communion agreement, including the interchange of ministries, with the Church of England. The proposals are contained in a report “Mission and Ministry in Covenant”, which was published last year. The Church of England’s General Synod debated the report in February, and called for additional work to be undertaken on it. On July 2, the Methodist Church adopted similar motion at its annual conference, which is meeting this week in Nottingham.
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Editor’s note: Full communion between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church has been proposed. The General Convention, meeting now until July 13, will discuss that proposal via Resolution A041. The resolution would have convention receive “A Gift to the World, Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness” and commend it for “prayerful consideration by all Episcopalians during the coming triennium of this significant step forward in response to our Lord’s fervent wish ‘that all may be one.’”