Churches Together in Cumbria works with the Denominational Ecumenical Officer (DEO)
of participating church denominations to ensure the smooth running of our joint work.
DEOs are also advocates for churches together/ecumenical work within their own denominations.
The Denominational Ecumenical Officers act as the Sponsoring Body for Local Ecumenical Partnerships in Cumbria. This means they support, offer advice to and help to review, by means of 'accompanied review' the various LEPs in Cumbria. More information about this kind be found here.
Currently our DEOs are:
Anglican Diocese of Carlisle: Rev. Cameron Butland
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster: Fr. Michael Murphy
United Reformed Church: Rev. Carole Marsden
Methodist Church: Brian Thornton
Baptist Union of Great Britain: Rev. John Goddard