National Ecumencial Bodies

The Church of England General Synod

During the February 2012 session of the General Synod, HG Bishop Angaelos was welcomed as the first appointed representative of The Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to the General Synod.

Churches Together in England (CTE)

HG Bishop Angaelos is a director and trustee of CTE and sits on the following national boards and committees; Senior Representatives Forum, Theology and Unity Group, Spirituality Group and Enabling Group

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)

The Coptic Orthodox Church is member of CTBI and represented by HG Bishop Angaelos, who is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Council of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (COOC)

The Council aims to facilitate a common witness of the Christian Faith by its member Churches within their Orthodox Apostolic Tradition. HG Bishop Angaelos is the current Chair.

Anglican-Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum (AOORF)

The aims of the Forum are to encourage the unity of the Church through common prayer, worship, witness and education; and to discuss current pastoral, social and political issues.

HG Bishop Angaelos and the Rt Revd Geoffrey Rowell are the Co-chairs.

Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum (COORF)

The work of the Forum is being laid on a solid foundation of friendship and real relationships that are fully realised and further built upon under its current Co-Chairs HG Bishop Angaelos and Archbishop Kevin McDonald.

Churches Interfaith Religious Network (CIRN), an ecumenical instrument of CTBI

His Grace has been Moderator of the churches’ ecumenical forum on inter-faith matters since 2006.