Frequently Asked Questions
Every active bishop should receive their official invitation during late 2018. If you are eligible but have not received an invitation by 31 December 2018, please contact your provincial secretary.
Registration is through a separate website. Full details of how to log in and register are provided with the invitation letter.
The full price for each Lambeth conference delegate is £4,950, includes en-suite accommodation and all meals at the venue plus all travel during the conference itself. It doesn’t include flights to or from the UK or other travel before or after the conference. The conference organisers want to ensure that no bishop or spouse is unable to attend for financial reasons. For that reason, there is a bursary scheme to help anyone needing financial support for the conference fee and travel. Details of the scheme are included with the conference invitation.
Yes. Details of how to apply for a bursary will be included in registration information sent to bishops and their spouses by the Lambeth Conference in late 2018.
The ticket price has been calculated to cover all of the costs associated with the conference (excluding travel to and from the venue). When compared to the 2008 Lambeth Conference fee it might seem a large increase. However, the 2008 ticket price did not cover all of the costs which turned out to be considerably higher. An overall loss was incurred which took many years to repay. In fact, the 2020 price is a good deal. If you make a cost comparison with 2008, and make allowances for inflation, the 2020 price is lower!
Substantial efforts are being made to raise funds both locally and by the Lambeth Conference Company. We would not want anyone to miss attending the conference due to a lack of funds. If this might apply to you, please complete a bursary application form when registering for the event.
For the first time the Lambeth Conference will offer a joint programme to bishops and spouses. It is anticipated that bishops and spouses will be in joint session for the majority of the conference including for the daily Bible expositions, presentations on major issues and regional meetings.
However there will be a number of occasions when bishops and spouses will meet separately and a planning group is leading on the development of this aspect of the conference.
The joint conference is in recognition of the vital role spouses play across the Anglican Communion and a desire to support them in their ministry. The intention is for every spouse to develop their ministry through their participation in the conference. There is recognition that fellowship will be a key aspect for spouses.
Yes. There will be a team offering interpretation into a range of languages in the services, main sessions and seminars. The Bible studies will be organised into language groups so that everyone is able to participate. Bishops and spouses are invited to state their language preferences as part of the booking process.
No. The invitation is specifically for bishops and their spouses only. It does not extend to members of the bishops’ staff or others.