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Lambeth Conference

Reflections Bishop John Roundhill and his morning Bible study group Reflections

Called “both to truth and unity”

“At Lambeth we were encouraged to ‘be curious’ by listening to others’ stories and seeing the world through their eyes. We were encouraged to ‘be present’ by encountering others with authenticity and confidence. And, we were encouraged to ‘reimagine’ by finding hope and opportunity in the places where we long to see change. I was impressed by how these values seemed to buoy the conference,” says Bishop John Roundhill

The Right Rev'd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, currently the Bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford, has been appointed to a newly created post of “Bishop for Episcopal Ministry in the Anglican Communion” to build on the success of this year’s Lambeth Conference
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Bishop for Episcopal Ministry appointed to build on successful Lambeth Conference

A new post of Bishop for Episcopal Ministry in the Anglican Communion has been created to build on the success of this year’s Lambeth Conference. The Right Rev’d Dr Jo Bailey Wells, currently Bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford, has been appointed to the post

Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address

Reflections

“Sharing our stories was like watering each other’s trees”

“Our group facilitator, Kate Venables, led us in the conversation, asking the group how we experienced lions in our lives. So I translated the stories of two Dinka women in our group from the same village who said that when they were young girls, they used to look after the cows. One of the Bishops’ wives shared about how she protected a cow from being eaten by a lion as a young girl. The lion jumped from a tree onto the back of a cow,” says Rachel Jimma from St Bart’s, Toowoomba

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“It was definitely unifying and uplifting”

“Stewards were run off their feet during the conference, but we were able to join in the worship, even if that meant singing and dancing from our fire exit posts. Every morning service was a joyous pick-me-up. Services were said and sung in different languages,” says Stacey McCowan from the Community of The Way

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Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on love across difference

The Lambeth Conference was a series of remarkable surprises and examples of God’s gracious action as we gathered before God’s face and prayed. There was a beautiful and deeply moving sense of coming together, and in so doing truly meeting each other — learning from each other, committing ourselves to love across difference