Rev Dr David Cornick awarded Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by the Archbishop of Canterbury

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Former General Secretary of United Reformed Church (URC) and Churches Together England (CTE) Rev Dr David Cornick was awarded the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this year.

URC was born when Congregational and Presbyterian Churches, and Disciples of Christ churches merged, and it is constitutionally committed to further unity. Over his long ministry, Rev Dr Cornick combined pastoral ministry in a local context with ecumenical theological education. He is unique among current church leaders in having held the offices of General Secretary of one of the major denominations and one of the major ecumenical bodies.

Rev Dr Cornick said the award “draws attention to the vision of unity which the URC holds at its centre, and that my ministry and perceptions were rooted there. So, I hope all those in the URC who have been quietly working through the years to make local ecumenism work will feel that my recognition is theirs too.”

The Church of England’s Lambeth Awards recognises outstanding service to the Church and wider society.

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