APC prepares for 2023 CEC Assembly in Tallinn

APC prepares for 2023 CEC Assembly in Tallinn Assembly Planning Committee in Brussels. Photo: CEC/Veronique Engels

Members of the CEC Assembly Planning Committee (APC) met in Brussels, preparing for the CEC General Assembly that will be held from 14 – 20 June 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia. The committee made progress in developing the programme and organisational aspects of the assembly that will focus on the theme “Under God’s blessing – shaping the future”.

The hybrid meeting was held from 3 to 4 October.

The CEC Assembly will be a significant moment of prayer, fellowship and reflection for the life and witness of the churches in Europe. The theme will bind the assembly participants in an ecumenical spirit to offer churches’ contributions toward Europe’s future. Together, they will highlight the voice of Christian faith in European societies, addressing policymakers.

The Assembly is hosted by CEC Member Churches in Estonia, the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Orthodox Church of Estonia.

The APC representing CEC Member Churches include, Rev. Grand Ecclesiarch Aetios Nikiforos, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Rev. Frank-Dieter Fischbach, Protestant Church in Germany (EKD), Rev. Dean Anders Gadegaard, Chair of the Assembly Planning Committee, Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark, Rev. Dr Agnes Pángyánszky, Lutheran Church in Hungary, Ms Tijana Petković, Serbian Orthodox Church, Rev. Dr Sarah Rogers, Church in Wales, Rev. Dr Patrick-Roger Schnabel, Protestant Church in Germany, Mr Andreas Aarflot, Church of Norway, Rev. Jelle Brouwer, United Protestant Church in Belgium, Rev. Peter Ciaccio, Evangelical Methodist Church in Italy.