Gulf Churches Fellowship

Over the past several years, through numerous consultations with the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), bishops and other church leaders who preside over the churches in the Gulf, the concept of creating a new Gulf-specific ecumenical body has gained wide support.

Gulf Churches Fellowship Signs a Joint Delcaration

Gulf Churches Fellowship gathered together in Abu Dhabi in January 2018 to discuss current issues for the churches in the region. There had been lots of preparations to have a joint declaration stating the situation for the churches signed in the meeting. As a result, the following declaration was unanimously adopted and signed by church leadership from all five church families representing churches in the Gulf Region. In case you want more information about the declaration, please do not hesitate to contact GCF Secretary, Rev. Aaro Rytkonen (

Abu Dhabi Declaration 2018 English signed

        The Historic Visit of Pope Francis to the Arabian Gulf.

Pope Francis visited Abu Dhabi February 3-5, 2019. During this historic visit he met with the officials, spoke in the interfaith event and lead a Papal mass where 135 000 people attended. More information about this visit:


A brief description of the formation of GCF.


Church information and organization bylaws.