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What date has the conference been rearranged to?

As well as a face-to-face meeting in the British summer of 2022 (dates will be confirmed nearer the time), the Lambeth Conference team will be delivering a wider conference programme that runs before and after the event. More information will follow soon.

Can you be sure that the conference will definitely happen in 2022?

We are in unprecedented times and facing a global health crisis. The conference has been set for the British summer of 2022, to allow enough time for global responses to the pandemic to have been undertaken. At the time of writing, the view is that by 2022, the pandemic will be under greater control and governments will have issued updated advice on travel plans.

Will there be any changes to ticket costs if the event happens next year?

The conference fee will be the same.

I am a bishop and was going to retire after the Lambeth Conference in 2020 - will my ticket still be valid for 2022?

We will be operating a refund / transfer policy for bishops that have registered to attend but are due to retire before the British summer of 2022. Retiring bishops will be invited to send their successor or to have their registration fees applied to that place instead.

I don't think I can attend in the British summer of 2022 due to other commitments. What do I do?

We recognise that rescheduling the conference presents some implications on plans and commitments in 2022. As a significant event in the life of the Anglican Communion, we invite bishops and spouses to make every effort to attend the new conference in the British summer of 2022. If commitments make this impossible, please contact the Lambeth Conference Team for advice.

I am on the Lambeth Conference bursary scheme. What will happen with my flight arrangements?

Where delegates are in receipt of a travel bursary and the Lambeth Conference are responsible for your flight booking, we will be taking steps to secure the most flexible refund option available.

I have booked my flights independently - will I get a refund?

We are conscious that delegates will need to make decisions about flight bookings that were in place for summer 2020. We would encourage bishops to secure the most flexible refund option through their travel agent.

When should I make plans to get a visa?

Visa planning should continue, with the new date in mind. We will issue new visa invitation letters with the new dates in due course.

Will the conference take place in the same venue?

The Lambeth Conference in 2022 will proceed in the venues of the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral.

Will my conference ticket get refunded?

With the conference being rescheduled to the British summer of 2022, your registration fee will still be valid for the future event. In order to minimise your time and administration on re-registering for the 2022 event, the Lambeth Conference Company will retain your registration and booking fee and carry it forwards. This also assists the conference team with planning for the postponed event. The Lambeth Conference Company do understand that in certain cases - this will not always be possible or appropriate. In such instances and where a refund is requested there are two options open to delegates:

1. Leave your registration(s) for the conference in place with the deposit of 10% (£495 per delegate). The balance of fees would be returned to you.

2. Cancel your registration(s) and receive a full refund. Register again in due course. Refunds will be made in Pounds Sterling less an international wire charge of £15 per transaction. (Depending on currency exchange variations you may not receive back the same amount as you paid in local currency).

Will there be anything organised between now and the rescheduled conference dates in 2022?

The Conference team are looking into ways to engage with conference delegates in the run-up to the conference in 2022. We will send information out to all conference delegates in due course and keep our website updated.