Special Malines Conversation Group Service - Sunday, 15th May, 2022

The Group will meet at Holy Trinity Church Funchal on Sunday 15th May at 11.00 a.m. for Mass which will be celebrated by Bishop David, the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Europe and the address will be given by The Revd. Dr. Thomas Pott, OSB of the Monastery of Chevetogne. Then on Tuesday the 17th May at 7.30 p.m. an Ecumenical Service will be held at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church which is situated just above Holy Trinity, less than 10 minutes' walk away. At this Service both Bishop Nuno, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Madeira and Bishop David will jointly lead the worship.

Everybody is welcome to both of these services and we very much hope that you will be able to attend.

Malines Conversation Group

It was originally planned to hold the Malines Conversations Group meeting in Madeira in 2020, one hundred years after its formation here.

Because of the pandemic the meeting was postponed until this year.

The current Malines Conversations Group is under the patronage of Cardinal Jozeph De Kesel (Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels) and The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth (former Archbishop of Canterbury), and meets with the blessing and support of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity and Lambeth Palace.

It is an informal group whilst also keeping in close contact with the official mandated ecumenical bodies in both communions; it includes members of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) and the Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).