Postponements – Elective Assembly and Lambeth Conference

In a note from Revd Lynda Wyngard, Diocesan Communications Officer, Anglican Diocese of Natal we have been advised that Elective Assemblies which were scheduled to take place on the following dates have been postponed indefinitely:

Kimberley & Kuruman                     23-24 April 2020           Now postponed indefinitely

Lesotho                                              25-26 April 2020            Now postponed indefinitely

Natal                                                   5-6 May 2020                 Now postponed indefinitely

Zululand                                            8-9 May 2020                Now postponed indefinitely

 New dates will be fixed post the “lock down”.

The Dean/Vicar-General Ndabezinhle Sibisi informed us that the Archbishop has indefinitely postponed the Natal Diocesan Elective Assembly which was to be held on the 5th & 6th May 2020.

Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops postponed to 2021

The once-a-decade gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Communion, which was to be held in Canterbury, Kent, in July and August this year, has been rescheduled for 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was taken today by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby following consultation with a range of stakeholders, including the trustees of the Lambeth Conference Company, the charitable organization which runs the conference on behalf of the archbishop of Canterbury. In recent weeks the Lambeth Conference organizing teams have been prayerfully thinking through the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the plans and preparations for this important event. Welby has consulted a number of key players, including his fellow primates – the leaders of the 40 autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion.

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