United Methodist-Episcopal Dialogue


The United Methodist-Episcopal Church dialogue began meeting in 2002; it was endorsed by the 2000 General Convention and reauthorized by the 2006 General Convention. The 2006 General Convention approved interim Eucharistic sharing with the United Methodist Church. Episcopal parishes are now authorized to hold joint celebrations of the Eucharist with United Methodist churches under the guidelines established by General Convention. The ecumenical work of the United Methodist Church is carried out by the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships.

The dialogue committee's proposal for full communion, A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers in the Healing of Brokenness, is under discussion and available here.

Timeline of Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue
Episcopal Church Dioceses and United Methodist Episcopal Areas
Full communion proposal of Episcopal Church-United Methodist: A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness
Dialogue between Episcopalians and Methodists showing promise
English Anglicans and Methodists move closer to unity
First ever Methodist-Episcopal dialogue meets in Atlanta
United Methodists, Episcopalians deepen ecumenical ties
United Methodist-Episcopal dialogue addresses racism, continues ongoing reconciliation work
United Methodist Dialogue study guide released

Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Facebook page
The United Methodist Church
Covenant between the Methodist Church in Britain and the Church of England
Anglican Methodist Covenant (New Zealand)

Letter on Joint Release of Draft Proposal (2017)
A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers in the Healing of Brokenness (2017)
Letter on a proposal for full communion (2017)
Frequently Asked Questions: Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church Dialogue (2016)
A Theological Foundation for Full Communion between the Episcopal Church and The United Methodist Church (2010)
Common Guidelines for Interim Eucharistic Sharing (2006)
Collected Papers Presented at the United Methodist-Episcopal Church Dialogue 2002-2006

The Rev. Margaret Rose
Deputy for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations
Richard Mammana
Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations