'The Big Hello'
The hospitality initiative for the Lambeth Conference
UK British Summer of 2022
- As an international event, the Lambeth Conference invites participants from over 165 countries across the world to be at the event in Canterbury.
- The Big Hello is the name of the Lambeth Conference hospitality programme that is being organised for the bishops and spouses travelling to the event.
- The Big Hello will see dioceses and some Anglican Mission Agency partners in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales welcoming and hosting bishops and spouses before the conference starts.
- The hospitality week gives people a chance to rest after travel, and join in with church life in their host. Many dioceses have a 'hospitality coordinator.' who is working to organise activities and programmes.
As well as ensuring that everyone is welcomed and enjoys great hospitality during the Lambeth Conference season, the aim of The Big Hello is to celebrate companion links shared between dioceses across the Anglican Communion.