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Join a movement of people praying for the conference and the life of the Anglican Communion as we seek to be God’s Church for God’s World - and walk, listen and witness together.
archbishop justin welby

The 105th Archbishop of Canterbury

A global gathering held in Canterbury in the summer of 2020, the Lambeth Conference will be attended by bishops and spouses from over 165 countries of the Anglican Communion.

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Starting from Autumn 2019 and running until the conference starts next summer, get your seasonal prayer diary and pray for this important conference that will impact and influence the Anglican Communion for the decade ahead.

Get involved - share your prayers

During the Lambeth Conference, there will be a daily praying presence and prayer wall created. We want to fill this with prayers from around the world and feature some on our web site. Share your prayers today.

1 Corinthians 12

4- 7

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

Prayers and hopes for the Lambeth Conference

Through our prayer journey for the Lambeth Conference, we’ll share prayers and hopes for the Anglican Communion from across the globe.

It’s my prayer that, inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Lambeth Conference will reinvigorate the Communion with the vision and resources to bring the transforming love of Jesus Christ to every level of society across the world.

It will be a time of addressing hurts and concerns; of deepening existing relationships and building new ones; of grappling with issues that face the Church and the world. We will listen to each other; we will seek God’s wisdom to find ways to walk together; we will build each other up as leaders.

Archbishop Justin Welby

The Conference theme reminds us that the Church neither exists alone, nor does it exist for itself. It exists for and through mission.

God is busy reconciling the world to the divine, always inviting us to reach out beyond the confines of our stained-glass windows to minister to a world longing for God’s love, comfort and embrace.

As Anglicans, we want to say to the world: we are here for you as bridge-builders, working for peace, addressing social needs and - acknowledging our brokenness - doing all we can to rebuild trust and help people to grow into who God wants them to be.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town and Chair of the Lambeth Conference Design Group

We are really looking forward to the Lambeth Conference, which will bring a unique opportunity for Bishops and spouses together to listen, learn, share, pray and grow together across so many cultures, languages and traditions.

Joining together in a Journey of Prayer in the run up to the Conference is an essential part of our preparation not least as we seek to ensure that our time together is fruitful for the world, for the church and for ourselves.

Mrs Caroline Welby