*** DEBUG END ***

CMEAC presentation

31 July 2015


From Prebendary John Root

Sir, — Your report of the presentation by the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC) and related questions and answers (General Synod, 17 July) was rather downbeat and forlorn.

None the less, note should be taken of the more upbeat introduction from the Bishop of Chelmsford, and more especially of the visionary and ambitious raft of initiatives for action from Chelmsford diocese set out in Appendix 1 of Dr Elizabeth Henry’s written report to the Synod.

Chelmsford’s programme needs both to be monitored more widely to see what works and what doesn’t work in what is necessarily a pioneering development, and to be appropriated as suitable by other dioceses, whose contributions to the Appendix were either less developed or (more usually) non-existent.

The disappointing lack of progress towards becoming a confidently and visibly multi-ethnic Church which the Synod was made aware of can be countered only by initiatives backed with vigorous episcopal support, honest scrutiny of their effectiveness, and the replication of effective practice across the whole Church. I hope that CMEAC can facilitate this.


42 Newlyn Road
London N17 6RX

Letters to the editor

Letters for publication should be sent to letters@churchtimes.co.uk.

Letters should be exclusive to the Church Times, and include a full postal address. Your name and address will appear alongside your letter.

Forthcoming Events

6-7 September 2022
Preaching as Pilgrimage conference
From the College of Preachers.

27-28 September 2022
humbler church Bigger God conference
The HeartEdge Conference in Manchester includes the Theology Slam Live Final.

More events

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four* articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)

*Until the end of June: we’re doubling the number of free articles to eight, to celebrate the publication of our Platinum Jubilee double issue.