The 15th Lambeth Conference is meeting from 26 July – 8 August 2022
Convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference is an international meeting of Anglican bishops.
The conference discusses church and world affairs and the global mission of the Anglican Communion.
Our Bishops, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, Bishop of Lancaster will attend the conference (it will be Bishop Julian's last commitment before officially retiring at the end of August).
This event plays an influential role in the life of the Anglican Church and takes place usually every 10 years (although the current conference has been delayed due to the pandemic).
Its purpose is to gather together bishops and spouses for prayer, bible study, worship and fellowship and helps shape the life of the Anglican Communion for the coming decade.
The conference theme this time is ‘God’s Church for God’s World - walking, listening and witnessing together' and the Biblical focus will be the book of 1 Peter.
A wide range of resources have been developed for use in Bible studies, discussions and seminars.
There are three phases to the Conference journey:
Prior to meeting face-to-face, there were a series of virtual meetings to explore some of the conference themes and share ministry experiences from around the world.
During the conference itself, the conference community will seek to discern God’s voice for His church and agree some common commitments to share with the Anglican Communion.
Post-conference common commitments agreed will be ‘sent out’; inviting and calling the Anglican Communion to enact them in their communities in the generation ahead.
We are all invited to pray for the Lambeth Conference.
A short prayer guide has been produced for churches and communities that would like to pray for the conference and all those attending.
Ronnie Semley, July 2022