More about General Assembly

The Assembly is the highest governing body of  the Conference of European Churches that makes important decisions and devises the future directions for CEC’s work. The body is composed of delegates appointed by CEC Member Churches as well as representatives of Organisations in Partnership.

This year, CEC General Assembly is taking place in Novi Sad, Serbia, bringing together representatives of churches, ecumenical and mainstream organisations from across Europe.

Together they will reflect on the biblical theme “You shall be my witness” – exploring the concepts of justice, witness and hospitality from a European Christian perspective.

The General Assembly is hosted by CEC Member Churches in Serbia, including the Serbian Orthodox Church and churches in the Vojvodina region, Reformed Christian Church in Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia and United Methodist Church in Serbia.

CEC is a fellowship of 116 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all across Europe, plus more than 40 National Councils of Churches and organizations in partnership. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Members of the Assembly Planning Committee:

• Rev. Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel, Church of England, Moderator

• Ms Catherine Tsavdaridou, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Vice-Moderator

• Ms Nan Braunschweiger, Church of Scotland/World Council of Churches

• Rev. Michael Bubik, Evangelical Church A.C. in Austria

• H.E. Archbishop Yeznik Petrosyan, Armenian Apostolic Church

• Rev. Helle Rosenkvist, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark

• OKR Klaus Rieth, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg

• Very Rev. Archimandrite Ignatios Sotiriadis, Church of Greece

• Ms Elena Timofticiuc, Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania (AIDRom)

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