CHURCHES TOGETHER
IN MARKFIELD
Leicester
West
Updated
31 March 2017

On 15th March 1998, the Church of England, the Congregational Church, the Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church committed themselves to one another in signing a covenant 
to work, study and witness together, wherever possible.

On 15th March 1998, the Church of England, the Congregational Church, the Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church committed themselves to one another in signing a covenant
to work, study and witness together, wherever possible.

Welcome to our website . . .


With the arrival of our website, Churches Together in Markfield (CTM) is now firmly in the 21st century, and perhaps this is a good time to explain what we’re trying to do, how it all works, and what it can do for you.


THE OBJECTIVES of the site is designed with two target audiences in mind. The first objective is to reach people who normally have no contact with the church, both from our locality and further away (anywhere in the world in fact!), to show them what we believe, what we do, and what we are trying to do. We feel that our church activities make a real and practical difference in the everyday life of the local community.


The second objective is to communicate with our own church members, to report on recent events, announce future events, report on the progress of church projects, discuss matters of general interest, etc. Of course, not everyone has access to the Internet (currently about 60% of households and growing), so this web-site is not intended to replace the normal methods of communication, but to add to them, and to reach a wider audience.

YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED if the site is to be a success, and it’s needed on a regular basis, so you’ll be expected to contribute by supplying short news, information, photos, diary and interest items. We can only expect web surfers to keep returning to our site if the content is interesting and changes on a regular basis.


The four Churches in Markfield, who have worked with each other for many years, provide an opportunity to worship God regularly together, for friendship and for pastoral care for all in the community who need it. This is linked to the Church's main objective to bring an awareness of God and the spiritual dimension of life to the whole community. The Churches are open to, and welcome, everyone in the village. On the third Sunday of every month a United Service is held involving the four Churches:

 • St Michael & All Angels C of E
 • Trinity Methodist Church
 • Congregational Church
 • St Wilfrid’s Catholic Community


   Churches Together in Markfield exists to:


 • Bring Christians together in Markfield
 • Provide a united Christian witness to the community
 • Learn from each others' Christian experience
 • Be enabled by each others' gifts
 • Pray and worship together
 • Gain greater strength by acting together for Christ


This is outwardly expressed through united services from time to time during the year, meetings during Lent most years to prepare for Easter, a united service and procession on Palm Sunday. Churches Together also organise support for Christian Aid with a door-to-door collection.

The Anglican and Methodist Churches are seeking new ways of working together whilst retaining their separate buildings and services, as a contribution to the Anglican-Methodist Covenant process. This in no way diminishes their commitment to CTM.