Most sharing agreements under SOCBA have set up a joint board for the management of the agreement. If the building is to be shared by a local ecumenical partnership of the Congregation, managed by an ecclesiastical council, the Sharing Agreement may entrust the ECC with the responsibilities of a joint council. However, if the sharing agreement creates a joint board, it should meet at least once a year and fill any vacancies. Advising those responsible for administration, maintenance and reparation on behalf of common churches on financial matters, especially for exceptional expenses “The problem was not the understanding of each Church for the agreement of full communion. The question was what it meant to live with that international border. What does this mean, for example, for First Nations in Canada and for Indians? Thompson asks. Indigenous peoples in both countries do not recognize the border between their traditional countries and their hunting models. 4. Talk to the appropriate lawyers about the procedure. For the Church of England, consult the diocesans; for the Methodist Church, consult the Office of the Reset mission, Manchester; consult with the SynodAl Office for the United Reformed Church; for Baptist churches, consult the Baptist Trust Corporation, Didcot or the Area Baptist Association. A building belonging to only one of the common churches is held on the trusts or for the purposes for which it was or would be held before the sharing agreement, but for the Sharing Agreement (see section 9, paragraph 2, of the law).

___ 4. Regular meetings between lay leaders in an inter-communal relations committee, at least every quarter, where it is proposed to share an existing dwelling house in a Church of England charity, the power to conclude the agreement on behalf of that church must be granted as part of a pastoral system as part of the 1983 pastoral action. These requirements do not apply to the Church of Wales. The term “full communion” is used for formal agreements between churches that recognize that they share a common vision of Christian mission and declare themselves ready to engage in common service and to call each other pastors. A common property may be affixed to new buildings where there are no existing church buildings.