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.
Ways to get involved on Social Media:
Taking part in The Big Hello?
Why not share a hello message, prayer and photo on social media between your dioceses in the lead up to the event?
Share your Big Hello story
Why not share your story about what you are looking forward to about the Lambeth Conference hospitality programme?
Send your Big Hello goodwill message or prayer
Write a short message on a Big Hello card and take a selfie. #TheBigHello #LambethConference
Hear from our hosts
The Big Hello hospitality programme is being hosted by Dioceses across England, Wales and Scotland, in collaboration with The Lambeth Conference Company.
Local diocesan coordinators are working to organise a range of activities during the hospitality period.
Some of the host coordinators preparing for The Big Hello:
Canon John Kafwanka
Director for Mission, Anglican Communion Office
This is an opportunity for us to engage in the mission context of the other so that people can learn more about how they are living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their community.
Revd Jean Hurlston and Revd Bill Raines
As Anglican airport chaplains this is a big deal. The Lambeth Conference doesn’t happen that often and when they do they are a point of real growth for the Anglican Communion, because people that don’t often have much contact with one another suddenly have the chance to form meaningful relationships. So much of what bishops do is about personal relationships. - Only good can come out of Lambeth Conferences.
Diocese of Leicester
I hope that people in the Leicester Diocese will experience the warmth of the way in which people live out their faith in different cultures and situations around the world….
Melanesia has a low carbon footprint but extreme weather, cyclones and high rising tides. They want to share stories so we can appreciate what they are going through, pray with them and support change.
CEO, Lambeth Conference Company
A chance to build relationships...
The Lambeth Conference is a once-a-decade international event that will see over 1000 bishops and spouses travelling to the UK. The hospitality initiative is a really important part of the Lambeth Conference.
Across the communion, it provides a chance to build relationships and create new ones, not just between bishops and spouses, but between churches, dioceses, communities and countries across the world.
Our prayer is that it creates a chance to say ‘a big hello’ to one another and learn from cultures and traditions in other settings.
The Lambeth Conference Company is working in partnership with dioceses across the UK to make this happen and we express our thanks for the exciting things they are planning to welcome our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Diocese of Rochester
One of the joys of the Lambeth Conference is people from across the world sharing what we have in common....
It will be a truly joyful celebration…