Churches Together in Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick began in 1966 under the former British Council of Churches (established in 1942) when the following statement was agreed:

The Basis:

A fellowship of Churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the One God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Objectives:

  • To draw the Churches represented on the Council into greater understanding and unity.
  • To enable the Churches more fully to share in the ecumenical movement.
  • To enable the Churches to bear a more united witness in the community and to serve it more effectively.
  • To give such expression to their common faith and devotions as may from time to time be desirable.

Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick

46 clergy, ministers, representatives and observers from the Churches in association with the Council signed in affirmation of The Basis and Constitution at a service in the former Congregational Church (Portland Road, Hucknall).

This was a bold step and worked effectively over the years with an active Executive Committee and full meetings of the council. Chairmanship of the council followed a regular pattern of alternating between ordained and lay.

In the early 1990's discussions were held within the Hucknall Council of Churches and decisions were taken to bring the Constitution up-to-date and at the same time to become a 'Churches Together' group, affiliated to the county body (Churches Together in Nottinghamshire), and the national body (Churches Together in England).

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