The Lambeth Conference in 2022 is being planned for the British summer of 2022.

At such a time of global challenge – we remain excited about this significant event. This is an important moment for Anglican bishops to walk, listen and witness together, as we discuss church and world affairs and explore what it means to be ‘God’s Church for God’s World’ in the decade ahead. 

What are the current plans for the conference?

The Lambeth Conference is due to be held from 28 July to 7 August 2022, in Canterbury. We will be doing all that we can to create a COVID-safe event and will be guided by government health guidance.

It’s our hope and prayer that as many bishops as possible will be able to join us. By meeting in person, we will have better opportunities to build relationships, pray and discuss important themes in our life as the Anglican Communion.

However, with the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, bishops may face difficulties with travel, access to vaccines or quarantine requirements next year. For this reason, we will also be planning for some parts of the event to be made available online. We will work hard to support your participation as far as possible.

Keeping you updated

During a pandemic, planning an international event brings a range of important considerations and the picture is changing daily in terms of travel and safety guidelines.

In the months ahead, the Conference Planning Teams will provide regular updates to our conference community, to help delegates plan and prepare their travel.


Planning your travel – visas and bursaries

Travel and entry requirements to the UK are regularly updated on the UK government’s web site. To read the latest advice, visit the government web site here.

Visas: If you require a visa for entry into the UK, you will be able to apply three months before your arrival date. Your passport will need to be valid for six months after the end of your stay in the UK. We encourage you to renew your passport now in readiness for your visa application.

Bursaries: If you are receiving a Lambeth Conference bursary to cover your flight costs to the UK, please make sure you advise our conference team of your passport number and expiry date. 

Planning your travel – vaccinations

We strongly encourage all delegates taking part in the Lambeth Conference to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and plan any other relevant medication for their trip.

We are committed to doing all we can to support those delegates who wish to attend the conference in person to do so. In order to help with our planning we are inviting delegates to update their registration information to advise us of their vaccine status, current bursary requirements and likely travel plans.

This is not mandatory, but it will help us to plan in these challenging times and to provide the best possible advice to our delegates on travel and entry requirements. Your vaccine status will not be used for any other purposes without your prior consent.

Delegates will be sent a link to their registration form in the days ahead through an email from the conference team.

Please note that any information that you share with us will be considered as sensitive and private and will be stored securely. Please contact the Lambeth Conference at to change your responses at any point.

Contact us

To contact the Lambeth Conference team email: