Lambeth Conference


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Lambeth Conference

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(Anglicanism) the decennial conference of Anglican bishops, begun in 1867
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It has apparently been crowded out by the County Council, or the Lambeth Conference, or something equally boring.
The General Synod in 2019 and Lambeth Conference in 2020 will be a time to plan for the future and build relationships between bishops.
This is what earned him his now infamous slow hand-clap from African bishops at the 1998 Lambeth Conference.
In a gesture of compromise, the bishop last week suggested the visiting Bishop of Peru, the Right Rev William Godfrey, take the service as the Peruvian vicar had signed the Lambeth Conference resolution on human sexuality which Mr Raven supports.
Tay, together with the bulk of Asian and African Anglican bishops, outvoted the bishops from Western countries at the 1998 Lambeth Conference in London, England, 526 to 70 in their opposition to the homosexual lifestyle.
Ever since the first Lambeth Conference in 1867, "Canadian Anglicans have borne faithful witness to Christ in their service to the Anglican Communion," he said.
Adraft of the Covenant is to be debated at the Lambeth Conference later this year.
That was the day when the Lambeth Conference of the Church of England, by a vote of 193 to 67, approved a resolution which read in part:
"The Lambeth Conference agreed the Church needed to listen to the experiences of gay people and we were considering how best to do that at this conference."
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said he hasn't heard directly from the Archbishop of Canterbury whether the next Lambeth Conference will be postponed, but "it's pretty obvious that in all likelihood it would not be in 2018 because it takes three, four years to plan."
Around 70% of Anglican bishops worldwide have already formally registered for the Lambeth Conference, with a number of others signalling that they will attend, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said yesterday.
The events and the aftermath of last summer's Lambeth Conference (1998) indicate that there is no effective teaching authority in Anglicanism, where each bishop, each vicar acts as his own pope.