Last day of the Conference

8th August

Bishop Eleanor and her husband Tim from Wellington, New Zealand about to become our neighbours across the Humber in Hull, standing ovation for Archbishop Justin at his final keynote talk, and leaving service at Canterbury Cathedral. 

    

Day 12

7th August

The Archbishop of Canterbury will give the closing Keynote Address of the conference.

Following this, the closing service will take place at Canterbury Cathedral. 

  

Evening prayer led by Chilean bishops, Bishop George who Bishop David was at college with 30 years ago, and an early morning fire alarm at the accommodation block where we Bishop David is staying!

Day 11

6th August

As we reflect on the discussions from our time together, what is God saying? How can the Anglican Communion share the Good News of Jesus Christ in the decade ahead? Today's plenary will explore the decade ahead. The bishops will discuss the Lambeth Call on Science and Faith. The bishops will also discuss statements of support.

  

Bishops Henry and Gabriel from Fiji and Bishop Moses from Korea, with whom we are forming a link and early morning communion in the main venue.

Day 10 

5th August

The morning Bible Exposition and Bible Study will be on 1 Peter 5.1-14 - 'Authority in Christ.' The conference plenary session will explore the theme of Discipleship. The bishops will discuss the Lambeth Call on Discipleship

Day 9

4th August

The morning's Bible Exposition and Bible Study is on 1 Peter 4.1-19 - 'Suffering in Christ.' 

The conference plenary sessions will explore the theme of Hospitality and Generosity, across Christian Unity and Inter-faith Relations.

The bishops will discuss the Lambeth Call on Christian Unity and the Lambeth Call on Inter-faith Relations.

   

View from the back of the tent on the day we looked at the suffering church and then we met up with bishop Daniel from South Sudan, Glen Ruffle from Washingborough curate in Moscow until the start of the war in Ukraine and Bishop Barnabus and his wife Joy to add to today’s post - bishop of Tirunelveli in South east India with whom we have had a historic link.

Day 8

3rd August

The conference will travel from Canterbury to Lambeth Palace in London, for a day of prayer, reflection, and action on the environment and sustainable development.


The bishops will take part in the launch of the Anglican Communion Forest. The bishops will also discuss the Lambeth Call on Environment and Sustainable Development.


Photos and outcomes of the day will be shared on social media and at https://lambeth.photoshelter.com

More information can be found here. Day 7

The morning's Bible Exposition and Bible Study will be on 1 Peter 2:13 -3.22- 'Resistance & Resilience'. The conference plenary session will explore the theme of reconciliation. 

Episcopal rings temporarily exchanged as a sign of the trust needed in the process of reconciliation in an excellent session lead by Bishop Gabriel, one of the Bishops from Fiji at Lambeth

The bishops will discuss the Lambeth Call on reconciliation, and the Lambeth Call on Human Dignity.

Day 7 Information can be found here

  

Day 6

Day 6 Information Can be found here

The morning's Bible Exposition and Bible Study will be on 1 Peter 2:1-12 - 'A Holy People following Christ.' The conference plenary session will explore the theme of Anglican Identity. The bishops will discuss the Lambeth Call on Anglican Identity.

Day 5

For more information about Day 5 click here

Theme of the day

Today's programme brings the opening service at Canterbury Cathedral.

 

Today's plenary session will explore what it means to build a Safe Church. During the day, bishops will discuss the Lambeth Call on Safe Church. The opening service at Canterbury Cathedral is held today.

The Opening Service at Canterbury Cathedral

The conference community will gather at Canterbury Cathedral for the opening multi-lingual Eucharist service. Bishops will process into the Cathedral.

 

The service will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby. The preacher will be the Bishop of Pretoria, the Right Revd Dr Vicentia Kgabe.