Westminster Faith Exchange

An interfaith Westminster City Council initiative to encourage dialogue between the Council and faith organisations, and between the different faith communities in Westminster. Faith Exchange is chaired by Councillor Ruth Bush and its programme is managed by an Executive Committee of Westminster faith group representatives. Anyone can join in its events and meetings. See: faith-exchange

Churches Together in Westminster

This is an interdenominational organisation, affiliated to Churches Together in England. We promote activities to bring together the clergy and congregations of places of Christian worship in Westminster to explore what ecumenism means. We also enjoy fellowship and come to know other Christians in the area. Typical events are special services for Pentecost and Advent, regular “Meet the Neighbours” evenings hosted by member churches in their places of worship, and attendance at each other’s events and services. We also have a Prisons Mission. Contact: or Email

Interchurch Families

Couples in which each of the partners belongs to a different Christian denomination are “Interchurch Families”. They sometimes have needless difficulties through lack of up-to-date information or support from the churches. Over half the weddings at Farm Street are interchurch and the Association of Interchurch Families, which started at Farm Street, is designed to help such couples and those concerned with their pastoral welfare. See

Christian Unity Week

Every year in the week before the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul (January 25th), the Christian churches promote a week of prayer for Christian unity. Ecumenism is a Catholic imperative. We work closely with our Anglican neighbours and others and during this week there is a “pulpit swap”. We also gather in Mount Street Gardens on Palm Sunday for a joint blessing of palms, hold an ecumenical Stations of the Cross ceremony in Holy Week, and a joint Procession of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Council of Christians and Jews

Established during World War II and having the Queen as its patron, this important organisation welcomes anyone interested in promoting good relations between Christians and Jews. There are talks and events throughout the year and anyone can become a member. Contact: