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Covenant Agreement between Jerusalem and Southwark

20th January 2021, the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Diocese of Southwark in England met together online to sign an historic Covenant Agreement, formalizing a Companion Relationship between the two dioceses.

Archbishop Suhail Dawani signing the agreement at his desk during the Zoom meeting
The moment when Archbishop Suheil Dawani signed the Covenant Agreement

Following their worship together in noonday prayer, Archbishop Suheil Dawani and Bishop Christopher Chessun signed the agreement, which commits the two dioceses to deepening their relationship with each other in prayer, spiritual reflection, theological education, mutual support, and pilgrimage.

Formalising our links in this way, builds on existing friendships and partnership in mission between the two dioceses. It is a historic moment and I am looking forward to strengthening our ties in the years to come.

The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, The Bishop of Southwark

The event was broadcast live on YouTube and can be viewed at:


Posted 27 Jan 2021