Over a thousand bishops and their spouses have so far registered to take part in The Lambeth Conference 2020. The Archbishop of Canterbury, who convenes this significant event around every ten years, invites participants across 40 Anglican Communion provinces and five Extra Provincial areas.
The Lambeth Conference Company – the team organising the event in collaboration with Lambeth Palace and the Anglican Communion Office – announced today that registrations include 566 bishops and 435 spouses.
Phil George, the CEO of the Lambeth Conference Company said: ‘At its heart, the hope for the Lambeth Conference 2020 is to have the full voice, diversity and experience of our global family represented. We are delighted that so many of our international guests have already confirmed their attendance at this historic event and we look forward to welcoming more registrations in the weeks and months ahead.’
Under the theme of ‘God’s Church for God’s World’, Lambeth 2020 is held in Canterbury from the 23 July to the 2nd August 2020.
The programme will see participants meet together for prayer, Bible study, reflection, fellowship, worship and dialogue.
The event will shape the priorities of the Anglican Communion for the decade ahead and make common commitments for how the church can address global issues and human need.
Planning for the conference continues with pace, with the recent meeting of the event’s Design Group under the chairmanship of Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Bishops of the Anglican Communion are still able to register for the Lambeth Conference 2020.