The LEP (Local Ecumenical Partnership) is a group of local churches in Enfield who covenanted together in 1980:
St Andrew’s (C of E),
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George (Catholic),
Enfield Baptist Church,
The Salvation Army,
Jesus Church Forty Hill (C of E) and
The home base for the LEP is the St Paul’s Centre, Church Street, Enfield, which has an employed Manager.
The LEP Declaration of Intent states :
"As children of one Heavenly Father, believing that we are being led by the Holy Spirit and that our Lord Jesus Christ is calling us to serve Him together, we solemnly pledge ourselves to grow together towards unity in diversity and towards a deeper fellowship in worship, witness and service."
It came into being because of a strongly felt belief that together, we could do more as Christians in the community than we could do apart. Projects like Meet a Need with Christian Care (a Neighbourhood Scheme), the Luncheon Club for elderly, lonely and housebound people, Start A Home, providing basic household essentials to those in need, are staffed voluntarily by members of the churches.
Joint worship is well established in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity , Good Friday and Easter Morning followed by a Breakfast.
The Clergy of the seven churches meet monthly for Breakfast, prayer and fellowship.