God's Church for God's World: An overview of the Conference Programme

Welcome to official web site of the fifteenth Lambeth Conference

26 July – 8th August 2022.

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.

The journey to the conference starts during 2021, where there will be opportunities for prayer, dialogue and reflection, involving the conference community – and wider Anglican World. 

The Event Delegate Guide is out now…

The event delegate guide is now out, providing you with information about the conference programme, themes and practical details on travel and what to pack.

Ministry in a conflicted world

Session 1:

Be Present

Exploring a theology of incarnation and lament, this session looks at ministry with those who are suffering, marginalised or disagree with us.

Session 2:

Be Curious

Exploring a theology of encounter, this session looks at what it means to minister across divides, with a curiosity that seeks to enable fractures to be healed.

Session 3:


Exploring a theology of hope and reconciliation as mission, this session examines what it means to enable churches to reimagine and bring transformation.


MEDIA ACCREDITATION is now available

What is it?

2022 is the year of the fifteenth Lambeth Conference. The theme is God’s Church for God’s World – Walking, Listening and Witnessing Together. The Lambeth Conference is a once-a-decade gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion.

Where and when?

Convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the conference will meet in 2022. Before the conference meets, there will be time given for prayer, preparation and dialogue. There will be three phases to the Lambeth Conference journey. Read more.

Vision and purpose

This event plays an influential role in the life of the Anglican Church  and gathers together bishops and spouses for prayer, bible study, worship and fellowship and helps shape the life of the Anglican Communion for the next decade.

Biblical focus

As the Lambeth Conference explores the theme of being ‘God’s Church for God’s World’, the Biblical focus for the event will be the book of 1 Peter. A wide range of resources have been developed for use in Bible studies, discussions and seminars.

Recent news

Stay up to date with the latest news and resources from The Lambeth Conference

The Archbishop of Canterbury announces a call to prayer for the Lambeth Conference

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The Hospitality Programme (The Big Hello) for the Lambeth Conference will be replaced by a new welcome programme held in Canterbury

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It’s my prayer that, inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Lambeth Conference will reinvigorate the Communion with the vision and resources to bring the transforming love of Jesus Christ to every level of society across the world. It will be a time of addressing hurts and concerns; of deepening existing relationships and building new ones; of grappling with issues that face the Church and the world. We will listen to each other; we will seek God’s wisdom to find ways to walk together; we will build each other up as leaders.

Prayer from The Archbishop of Canterbury

Hospitality Programme

Greeting conference participants

The Lambeth Conference is providing a hospitality programme that will run in Canterbury at The University of Kent. 

1 Peter

The biblical focus of the conference

Professor Jenn Strawbridge and the St Augustine Seminar have shaped the Bible Commentary for the conference.

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