In July and August 2020, bishops from around the world will be gathering in Canterbury for the The Lambeth Conference 2020. The Lambeth Conference is a hugely significant event in the life of the Anglican Church. It brings together all active bishops and their spouses from across the worldwide Anglican Communion – that’s more than 165 countries.
The aim is to seek God’s direction for the future of the Anglican/Episcopalian Church for the decades ahead. The Conference is taking place in July and August 2020 in Canterbury, UK, under the theme “God’s Church for God’s World: walking, listening and witnessing together”.
The Big Hello
The Big Hello is a large hospitality programme that will see dioceses and churches in England, Wales and Scotland hosting guests for up to a week in advance of the event. The Diocese of Bath and Wells will be hosting a number of bishops and their spouses prior to the start of the conference. They will arrive in the diocese late on Thursday, 16 July and stay with us for a few days, before travelling to Canterbury on Wednesday, 22 July.
More details about the plans for the visit and the involvement of people across the diocese will be available in the new year.
For more information about the conference, including how to sign up for updates and resources, visit the Lambeth Conference website.