Churches Together in Ottery St Mary recognises that there is one Body of Christ, consisting of all those who confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour, according to the Scriptures. Although we worship in different styles, we set ourselves the goal in the power of the Holy Spirit
to seek a deepening of our relationship with Christ and one another
to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world
to do together what can be achieved better together than apart
…to the glory of the one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
THE CTIO CHURCHES
WHEN WE MEET...
Appointed/elected members from the each of the churches make up the organising committee which meets 3-4 times a year. All clergy, ministers and main leaders are automatically included.
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WHAT WE DO
We hold the occasional Songs of Praise but always the Silent Walk of Witness on Good Friday which finishes at the United Reformed Church with a short, simple service. This is always followed by hot cross buns in the URC hall.
We support the week of prayer for Christian Unity each year with some services, a prayer event or other suitable activity.
The Food Bank is situated in the URC Hall and was started by CTIO. Youth work has always been something we have supported and over the years we have been responsible for a variety of youth workers. Theo6 project started from CTIO but now is a separate entity just as the Holiday Clubs started from CTIO but have evolved in their own way now. The Abide project has representatives and volunteers from our CTIO Churches.
CTIO news is published in the Ottery Gazette each month, consisting of an introduction followed by an article from each of our CTIO churches and more recently from Graham Harry the Youth Pastor too. The articles give news of church matters and also of services and events, so this is a good way to reach out to the community