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Interchurch Families Journal

is a twice-yearly journal which discusses the theological and pastoral issues raised by the existence of interchurch families (especially families in which one partner is a Roman Catholic and the other a Christian of another communion). It shares the experience of these families with a wider public.  By providing up-to-date information on changing rules and pastoral practice which affect the lives of interchurch families, it helps readers keep abreast of developments which concern mixed marriages and interchurch families, in the context of the wider ecumenical movement.

Pastoral care

It is addressed to:

  • interchurch couples,
  • clergy and ministers,
  • theological students and seminarians,
  • relatives and godparents,
  • marriage counsellors and teachers,
  • marriage preparation teams,
  • baptism preparation teams,
  • those preparing children for First Communion and Confirmation,
  • in fact, to all who are or expect to be in any way responsible for the pastoral care of mixed marriages and interchurch families in all their variety.

Towards Christian unity

The journal is also addressed to:

  • ecumenical officers,
  • ecumenical commissions,
  • in fact, to all concerned with the movement towards Christian unity, for interchurch families the pain of christian division and the celebration of Christian unity is focused at its most local level. An interchurch family is a "domestic church", and interchurch families are the smallest units of "Churches Together".

The journal is published by the Association of Interchurch Families in England, but it intends to serve the needs of English-speaking interchurch families and all who care for their welfare world-wide. It warmly welcomes contributions and editorial help from all parts of the world.

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