Programme

The programme is taking place over 11 days. A full programme will be released nearer the time of the conference to delegates attending.

Schedule overview:

The Big Hello

In the weeks ahead of the conference, many bishops and spouses will take part in the Big Hello – the hospitality initiative of the Lambeth Conference.

This will see dioceses in England, Wales and Scotland hosting bishops from companion links around the Anglican Communion.

22 July - Bishops and their spouses will arrive at the University of Kent in Canterbury on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Retreat

23 and 24 July – will be spent in a spiritual retreat. There will be two retreats: one for bishops and another for spouses.

Opening service

26 July - The conference will hold Eucharist services in Canterbury Cathedral - the mother church of the Anglican Communion - at different points during the conference.

A diverse programme

27 July to 1 August – the Conference will work through a daily programme which includes Bible studies based on 1 Peter, special guests and keynote speakers, seminars, plenary sessions and discussions.

A programme day in London

29 July – A programme day in London - where all bishops and spouses will
travel to London, visiting Lambeth Palace – the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and other venues around the city of London.

Closing service

Sunday 2 August, the bishops will return to Canterbury Cathedral for the second and final Eucharist.

Full details of the programme and agenda will be made available closer to the event.


Conference topics include:

Alongside a full programme of prayer, Bible Study and spiritual reflection, the Lambeth Conference will explore a range of church and world affairs.

Mornings will be devoted to studying the book of 1 Peter, through Bible expositions and group Bible studies. Themes from the book will be explored further, through plenary sessions each day, outlined below.

Bible exposition and Bible studies:

Called in to hope and holiness
1 Peter 1:1-25

Plenary session:

Mission and Evangelism

Bible exposition and Bible studies:

A holy people following Christ
1 Peter:2:1-2:12

Plenary session:

Communion

Bible exposition and Bible studies:

Resistance and resilience in Christ
1 Peter: 2:13-3:22

Plenary session:

Reconciliation

Bible exposition and Bible studies:

Suffering in Christ
1 Peter: 4:1-19

Plenary session:

Hospitality and Generosity

Bible exposition and Bible studies:

Authority in Christ
1 Peter: 5: 1-14

Plenary session:

Discipleship