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 following advice from public health authorities.

The public health risk of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom has now been assessed as ‘high’ by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers and a wide range of governmental measures are in place to respond to the health crisis.

Following consultation with the Lambeth Conference Design Group, Primates and trustees of the Lambeth Conference Company, The Archbishop of Canterbury has taken the important decision to reschedule the Lambeth Conference to the summer of 2021.

This significant meeting of Anglican bishops and spouses will continue to be planned- with an exciting and engaging programme, being held in the same venue at the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral – just one year on.

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Gafcon have also confirmed the postponement of their Bishops’ Conference in Kigali. Archbishop Ben Kwashi in a message spoke of “much regret”, and continued: “We realise this news will be deeply disappointing, but as a globally connected movement, our life together will continue as we encourage and pray for one another through the daily prayer diary and our many other online resources.”

Included in the message are technology tips and a page for sharing ideas for ministry in this difficult time.

 

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