Lambeth Conference 2022 – News and Updates

Welby meets with GSFA primates — affirms Lambeth 1.10 is the ‘official’ stance of the Anglican Communion on sexual ethics

The Archbishop of Canterbury has agreed to execute a letter stating the official position of the Anglican Communion on human sexuality is given in the 1998 Lambeth Conference resolution 1.10. The letter is the fruit of on-going negotiations between the Most Rev. Justin Welby and the primates representing the Global South Fellowship of Anglicans, who comprise approximately 257 of the 650 bishops present at the 2022 Lambeth Conference meeting at the University of Kent in Canterbury..

Sources close to the conference organizers, who asked not to be identified as they were not authorized to speak on its behalf, tell Anglican.Ink Archbishop Welby met with at least seven primates representing the Global South Anglican Fellowship (GSFA) on the evening of 30 July 2022.

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Justin Welby offers to write letter re-affirming Anglican Communion’s traditional view on marriage in meeting with conservative bishops

It’s been reported that the Archbishop of Canterbury has offered to write a letter that re-affirms Lambeth 1:10, a 1998 resolution that stated the Anglican Communion’s view that marriage should be between a man and woman.

His offer came in a meeting with a few conservative bishops on Saturday evening who are part of the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches (GSFA).

The meeting came after Most Rev Justin Badi, chairman of GSFA announced on Friday that he had requested for the group to offer their own “Lambeth Resolution” or “call” at the Anglican Communion Plenary session for bishops on 1st August following an edit of the ‘Call on Human Dignity’ which removed the traditional view of marriage.

The conservative bishops would also give all bishops gathered at the Lambeth Conference an opportunity to confirm their agreement by the end of the conference.

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Lambeth 2022: Multilingual cathedral eucharist in Canterbury puts Anglican diversity on view

THERE was something momentous and emphatic about the simple and familiar words of the sung eucharist at the opening service for the Lambeth Conference on Sunday. The call to come together had never had more significance; the language of unity was never more pronounced.

It was a joyful service in a packed cathedral in Canterbury. The bishops had poured off a fleet of buses to negotiate the cobblestones of the narrow shopping street, wander through to the stone archway, and eventually form a long and cheerful line that snaked around the precincts. It took many minutes for them to process in, with spouses’ cameras clicking all the way.

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Lambeth 2022: Global South congress is proposed

BISHOPS at the Lambeth Conference have rejected the idea of a new Instrument of Communion — but a mooted congress held in the Global South has received wide support.

The session on Monday afternoon examined the Lambeth Call on Anglican Identity. Speaking at a press conference following its conclusion, the Primate of New Zealand in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, the Most Revd Philip Richardson, said that there was a “pretty strong negative response” to the suggestion of a new Instrument of Communion.

Archbishop Richardson, who is also the Bishop of Taranaki, was the lead author of the call. The text of the call set out that “Each Province of the Anglican Communion is autonomous and called to live interdependently,” and that “Four Instruments of Communion exist and express Anglican interdependence.”

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