Lambeth Conference 2022 – News and Updates

Convened by The Archbishop of Canterbury in 2022, the Lambeth Conference is a gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion for prayer and reflection, fellowship and dialogue on church and world affairs.

With the theme of ‘God’s Church for God’s World – walking, listening and witnessing together,’ the conference will explore what it means for the Anglican Communion to be responsive to the needs of a 21st Century world.

We will bring you regular updates.

Briefing: Lambeth Conference 2022

The Lambeth Conference is a meeting of Anglican bishops from around the world that is held about every 10 years. The Anglican Communion comprises autonomous but interdependent member churches from 165 countries representing nearly 100 million Anglicans.

This year, Bishops from Rwanda, Nigeria and Uganda are refusing to attend on grounds of doctrinal error, while six bishops are refusing to join because their same sex spouses have been denied an invitation. The Communion’s position that same sex marriage is not permissible, is back on the agenda, alongside calls for reparation for slavery and debates on great concerns of the day – climate change, war, migration and persecution. Rosie Dawson hosted this discussion with guest speakers. Read more

Welsh bishops: Lambeth Conference is a chance to ‘speak and act for the good of our world’

Church in Wales bishops will be joining hundreds of other bishops from across the world next week for a two-week conference to discuss the mission of the Anglican Communion for the next decade.

More than 600 bishops, representing Christian communities from 165 countries, will take part in the Lambeth Conference, held in Canterbury from July 26 to August 8. Read More

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba’s message of encouragement for Bishops’ Conversations

Next month (July 2021), a series of online Bishops’ Conversations will begin, as part of the journey to the Lambeth Conference. The sessions are open to all Anglican Bishops and will start exploring the conference theme of what it means to be ‘God’s Church for God’s World.’

The meetings are being designed and planned by the Lambeth Conference Working Group, Chaired by Bishop Emma Ineson. Earlier this year, some of the Working Group and Lambeth Conference planning teams shared their hopes for Bishops’ Conversations in a filmed panel conversation with The Archbishop of Canterbury. The conversation has been made into a series of short films that will be released during June in support of the initiative. Read More