From Canon Roger Spiller, the Chair of the UK Bossey Network. Dear Bossey Network Member, It is with great sadness that we want to inform you that the Revd Michael Davies, Treasurer for the Network, passed away last week after a long illness. Most of you will know that Michael established the ‘friends of […]
UK Bossey Network
The UK Bossey Network consists of friends and alumni of the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey (Geneva) who support its work, encourage participation in Bossey and promote interest in the world-wide ecumenical movement.
The annual meeting provides a forum for participants to monitor and reflect upon ecumenical developments in the UK. as well as for planning events such as the recent consultation at Lambeth Palace.
Through the network we also organise short visits to Bossey for ordinands and trainee ministers from different denominations in the UK, so as to extend the Bossey experience to more people than can attend the Graduate School. A visit to Bossey for College and Course Principals and other theological educators is also being planned.
A Swiss episode In October I enjoyed a nostalgic weekend returning to old haunts and seeing old friends on the shores of Lac Léman in Switzerland. Just after WWII the American philanthropist Rockerfeller gifted the Swiss Château de Bossey, just outside Geneva, to the embryonic World Council of Churches (WCC) to set up an “Ecumenical […]
Below we include two reports from a bi-annual visit to the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Geneva, which took place in 2015. The visit was facilitated by the UK Bossey Network which offers the opportunity for ordinands/trainee ministers to spend five days at Bossey. One report is from Roger Spiller, Chair of the UK Bossey Network, […]
Lambeth Palace, London, October 2014. The conference had two aims: to reflect upon and celebrate the unique and distinctive insights brought to the ecumenical debate through Bossey; and to provide a forum to discuss whether these insights can in any way be used by Christians in Britain to refresh and renew a vision of Christian unity. […]