More than 200 leaders, family and friends from across the churches gathered on 28 October 2020 to celebrate Bishop Joe Aldred’s retirement, paying tribute to his “tremendous contributions to the kingdom of God”.

With the celebrations forced online due to Covid 19 restrictions, video messages and live tributes were shared via zoom. Leaders representing many of CTE’s 50 national Member Churches expressed their deep appreciation for Joe’s 18 years at Churches Together, noting his significant role in “transforming the ecumenical landscape.”

Heartfelt tributes were shared from leaders including Archbishop Doye Agama, Bishop Wilton Powell, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Rev Dr Paul Goodliff.

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