We have a close relationship with our friends in the Methodist and United Reformed Churches through what we call the EMU Partnership.
That was why Lily Twist, Chair of the Methodist Church in Scotland, and I made a joint visit to our congregations in Rosyth last Sunday. Our congregation’s church was part of the Naval Dockyard – when that ended they decided to share a building with the Methodist congregation in what became a Local Ecumenical Partnership.
It was a good day. The congregations work well together – the future must lie in more ‘on the ground’ sharing of buildings. More important is the need to share mission and ministry in the local community. We don’t do nearly enough of that at present.