Active Bishops in the Anglican Communion and their spouses are being invited to attend the Lambeth Conference in 2020.
A Lambeth Conference is a huge event which brings together people from around the world – the Anglican Communion is active in more than 165 countries. Everyone who is attending should check this website regularly for the latest advice about the event.
The conference organisers are raising money so that bursaries can be offered to those most in need of funds to support the cost of attendance and travel. The aim is to ensure that no bishop or spouse is unable to attend because of a lack of funds.
All delegates to the Lambeth Conference 2020 are encouraged to consider what they can contribute towards the conference fee from funds raised locally. Before they consider applying for a bursary, bishops should also approach their provincial secretary who may be aware of funds which are available to support attendance.
Details of how to apply for a bursary are included with the invitation letter. Bursary applications will be considered by the Anglican Communion Secretary General, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon. Anyone seeking a bursary should make an application before 31 March 2019.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the bursary fund or cover the conference cost of a bishop or spouse should contact the Lambeth Conference team.
Deadlines for payments and bursaries
31 March 2019
Initial booking and 10% deposit paid
31 March 2019
Deadline for bursary application
31 July 2019
Balance of fees due
Getting a visa for the UK
Many visiting bishops will require a visa to enter the UK for the Conference. For full details of how to get a visa see the UK Government website. Additional help is available from the conference team
Applications for visas should be made three months before travel. Applications should be made in person at a Visa Application Centre. Applicants should ensure they have a current passport and that it is valid for at least six months. They should take their personal official invitation letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury when they apply.
Complete the application form very carefully because mistakes can cause unnecessary delays.