Joint Covenant

The West Hallam, Stanley, Stanley Common and Mapperley Churches' covenant, signed in January 2009, is the fruit of many years' ecumenical working in the villages which is still developing today. National ecumenical initiatives such as the Anglican and Methodist Covenant make important statements and give permission for new initiatives, but would be nothing without the grass-roots work which has been going on quietly in places like the Ilkeston area, through Ilkeston Area Churches Together (IACT) and in the WSSM villages, for decades. The local Covenant puts down a fresh marker for progress made and further work to come.

Our Churches' Covenant 2008