The Lambeth Conference reschedules to 2022

Jul 9, 2020 by

from ENS: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has sent a message encouragement to “walk together and be good news” to the bishops and spouses of the Anglican Communion today – in the month that would have seen the fifteenth Lambeth Conference hosted in Canterbury. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this decennial meeting of Anglican bishops and spouses had been rescheduled to the British summer of 2021. Since then – after ongoing monitoring of the pandemic and consultation with bishops and...

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Lambeth Conference and Gafcon Kigali Conference postponed to Summer 2021

Mar 23, 2020 by

The Lambeth Conference website has been revamped to reflect the postponement of the Conference until 2021. On March 23rd The Archbishop of Canterbury posted a message announcing the postponement: In recent weeks, the organising teams for the Lambeth Conference have been prayerfully thinking through the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the plans and preparations for this important event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lambeth Conference Company has been monitoring the situation and...

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An Anglican Lament

Mar 12, 2020 by

by Matt Kennedy, Stand Firm: It seems that we are on the brink of another Lambeth Conference. I heard that it was coming up and vaguely noted to myself that I should mark the date and start paying attention. But it is all so deadly boring. What a difference a decade makes. For Lambeth 2008, I was on the scene in Canterbury, fresh from the first Gafcon meeting in Jerusalem. Hopes that the Communion might still rally, that orthodoxy might somehow still win the day were sinking but had not yet...

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Lesbian priests to lead church service on eve of Anglican summit

Mar 4, 2020 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Service is intended to send strong message to once-a-decade Lambeth conference. LGBT+ campaigners will hold a church service led by two high-profile married lesbian priests on the eve of the Lambeth conference, a once-a-decade assembly of Anglican bishops from around the world that is expected to be dominated by conflicts over sexuality and marriage. The move is likely to rile conservative bishops who maintain that homosexuality is a sin. An “inclusive” eucharist...

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‘Grown-up’ Primates’ Meeting affirms Anglican links with Canterbury

Jan 15, 2020 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: AT the Lambeth Conference this year, bishops will “draw a line under some of the inward-looking approach of the past”, the Archbishop of Canterbury predicted this week at the close of the Primates’ Meeting in Jordan.Primates praised the “mature” and “grown-up” discussions at this week’s meeting. Primates from 33 of the 40 Provinces were present. Three — those of Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda — chose not to attend, while others were detained by illness or other...

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Episcopal House of Bishop Agonize over Attending Lambeth 2020

Sep 27, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL: You would have thought by now, that with all the resolutions passed by the Episcopal Church’s General Conventions, over many years, that homosexuality, in all its pluriform manifestations, would be a done deal and that going to Lambeth next year would be a simple matter of ho hum it’s off to Canterbury we go. That would be too easy. With one eye on the Archbishop of Canterbury and another eye on the Global South, The Episcopal Church would simply affirm that...

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