Ecumenical body

Black Country Churches Engaged (BCCE) is the grouping of Christian denominations, churches and agencies that work together across the Black Country in the West Midlands of England. The Black Country comprises the four boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, which are together home to 1.2 million people. BCCE’s aim is to help Christian denominations, congregations, agencies and organisations to learn from each other, encourage each other and work together, wherever possible, in God’s mission.

Black Country Churches Engaged is the intermediate ecumenical body linking the national structures of Churches Together in England and the partnerships of local churches, groups and projects in the Black Country.

Sponsoring groups

Black Country Churches Engaged is sponsored by the Heart of England Baptist Association; the Church of England Dioceses of Birmingham, Lichfield and Worcester; the Birmingham and Wolverhampton/Shrewsbury Districts of the Methodist Church; the Birmingham Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the West Midlands Division of the Salvation Army and the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church.

It also enjoys representation from, and works among, many Christian denominations, organisations and networking agencies, such as the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission and Love Black Country.


To contact Ecumenical Mission Officer Robert Mountford, e-mail

Ecumenical newsletter

Robert Mountford sends out an occasional ecumenical newsletter in electronic form. To subscribe to the newsletter, e-mail Robert at