Minority and Ethnic Anglican Concerns

Encouraging and supporting cultural diversity within Chester Diocese and the Church of England

“Welcome to the Committee for Minority and Ethnic Anglican Concerns. CMEAC works to encourage and engage participation from the Church’s Minority Ethnic Anglicans at every level in our parishes. It is the primary point of contact in the Church of England for advice and resources regarding ethnic differences, marginalisation, advocacy and racial justice. The Diocese of Chester celebrates the diversity found in its parishes, schools and congregations, and the contribution of this diverse to the life of their communities and churches. CMEAC seeks to harness the God-given gift of plurality evident in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Christian Church in England, ensuring that all parts of the Body of Christ are equally involved in the mission of the church. The Diocese of Chester as the body of Christ is also aware of its own need to be constantly vigilant regarding racism, marginalisation and all forms of prejudice in its common life and structures.” 
Rev Canon Lameck Mutete Chair: Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

Vision
The vision of CMEAC is to see a Church in England in which Minority Ethnic Anglicans communities play their full part in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that there is so much the church can give and receive from this engagement with the Minority Ethnic Christians in our parishes.

Mission
The mission of CMEAC in the Diocese of Chester is to work closely with Minority Ethnic Christians in all our parishes with a view to harnessing their rich diversity in the service and mission of the Church.

Strategy
The work of CMEAC revolves around three main strategies:

  1. Stimulating and facilitating networking between Ethnic Minority Anglicans.
  2. Providing a focus for resources for and about CMEAC.
  3. Facilitating dialogue and breaking barriers of worship as a way of bringing authentic witness.

‘I too am CofE’

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