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This page last updated 13 January 2019
Anglicans Online last updated 13 January 2019

Events and Conferences

WHENEVER WE HEAR OF a meeting, conference, exhibit, lecture, or special event that is of interest to Anglicans, we list it here. Generally we prefer to list only events that have a wide appeal, on the diocesan or national level. Alas, we cannot list most parish events.

Future and Current

Worldwide: 18-25 January 2019: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
'began in 1908 as the Octave of Christian Unity, and focused on prayer for church unity. The dates of the week were proposed by Father Paul Wattson, cofounder of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars. He conceived of the week beginning on the Feast of the Confession of Peter, the Protestant variant of the ancient Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, on January 18, and concluding with the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25.'

USA: Connecticut, New Haven, 25-26 January 2019: In the Spirit's Tether: A Centenary Celebration of William Palmer Ladd and Percy Dearmer at Berkeley
These two great liturgists were also keen advocates for the social witness of the Church, and opponents of any narrow approach to worship that failed to address its connection with life in general and the demands of justice. This symposium marking the centenary of Ladd's appointment and of Dearmer's term as visiting professor comes as the Church considers liturgical renewal again. Speakers will reflect on the contributions of these remarkable figures and the challenges of the present and future.

USA: Wisconsin, Nashotah, 26 January 2019: Annual Mass and Meeting
Of the American Region of the Society of King Charles the Martyr.

USA: Boston, February 2019: Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes Conference
Hosted by Trinity Church, Copley Square.

USA: New York City, 11 February 2019: Paddock Lectures
Rowan Williams delivers the Paddock Lectures at the General Theological Seminary.

USA: Missouri, St Louis, 1-4 April 2019: National Workshop on Christian Unity
Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and Evangelicals gather for 'a rich program of plenaries and seminars, a banquet, off-site tours, and opportunities to join together in prayer. Our theologian in residence will be Brother Emile from the Taizé Community in France.'

USA: Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1-3 May 2019: Bishop's Executive Secretaries Together Annual Conference

USA: 4 May 2019: Society of Mary Annual National Mass and Meeting

Worldwide: 30 May-9 June 2019: Thy Kingdom Come
'Join the global wave of prayer - calling all Christians to pray for evangelisation from Ascension to Pentecost.'

USA: New Jersey, Princeton, 12-14 June 2019: Society of Scholar-Priests Annual Conference
'We want to rekindle the theological vocation and imagination of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. We want to do that by supporting, mentoring, and helping to fund scholar-priests and by working with bishops and other leaders to connect them with parishes that need stable and effective leadership.'

Ontario: Toronto, 18-21 June 2019: Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church: Historical, Archival, and Missional Responses
'Hosting the conference is a partnership of the Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College and Wycliffe College (both in the University of Toronto) and the Canadian Church Historical Society (a co-operator with the General Synod Archives of the Anglican Church of Canada).'

USA: Boston, 30 June-4 July 2019: Association of Anglican Musicians Annual Conference

Canada: British Columbia: 10-16 July 2019: General Synod
'The 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, in the Diocese of New Westminster.'

England: 24 July-3 August 2020: The Lambeth Conference
'The theme for the Lambeth Conference in 2020 is to be "God’s Church for God's World: walking, listening and witnessing together". Details have been announced on a new webpage which went live today. A more detailed website is being designed and will go live later this year.'

Past events

England: Little Gidding 1 December 2018: Nicholas Ferrar Day
'Nicholas Ferrar is commemorated in the Calendar of the Church of England on the date of his death. Each year, on the Saturday nearest that date, a commemoration is held at Little Gidding at the church where he and his family worshipped, and outside which he was buried in 1637. The Revd Mandy Flaherty, Priest in charge, will preside at a celebration of the Eucharist at 10.30am, following which the Chair of the Friends of Little Gidding, Canon Simon Kershaw, will give a talk in Ferrar House on the "topography of Little Gidding" in the time of the Ferrars, and what we can learn from the landscape today. After lunch, the AGM of the Friends of Little Gidding will take place in the House.'

Worldwide: 18 September 2018: Coastal Clean-up Day
'Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world are being encouraged to take part in a coordinated beach-clean-up project in September 2018. The third Saturday in September is recognised by the conservation community as International Coastal Clean-up Day. The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is joining forces with the Christian environment network A Rocha International and other partners to encourage Christians around the world to take part in next year’s Coastal Clean-up Day.'

USA: Texas, Austin, 5-13 July 2018: General Convention of the US Episcopal Church

Worldwide: 25 May - 4 June 2017: Thy Kingdom Come
In May 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited people to join a wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. This is traditionally a time when the church focuses on prayer, just as the first disciples gathered after they had watched Jesus ascend into heaven. […] The hope is to see at least 80 per cent of Church of England churches and cathedrals taking part as well as many other denominations and the churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Leaders from the international Methodist church, the Free churches, the Roman Catholic Church, Pentecostal churches and several of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches in the UK have all signalled their support.'

England: London, 11-16 January 2016: Primates Meeting
'The Archbishop of Canterbury has invited all 37 Primates to Canterbury to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion.'

London-Paris, 13-27 November 2015: Pilgrimage2Paris
'At the end of November, world leaders will meet at the UN climate talks in Paris. Inspired by their faith, pilgrims from across the UK will come together to call on world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and legally binding climate change deal in Paris. The Church of England, Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund have come together to organise a Pilgrimage2Paris ahead of the UN talks. The pilgrimage will start in London on 13/14 November and arrive in Paris on 27 November.'

USA: Utah, Salt Lake City, 25 June 2015 - 3 July 2015: The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church
'Registration will be available online, beginning in January 2015, through the General Convention website.'

Canada: Ontario, Ottawa, 3-7 July 2013: Joint Assembly 2013
'The first Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada [...] will gather more than 800 Christians for worship, fellowship, and important ministry decisions.'

USA: New York City, through 27 February 2011: Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
'Three Faiths includes 200 rare and precious works created over the past 1,500 years. Among them, great works of the miniaturist's art and of calligraphy, drawn from all three faiths, delight the eye, as they have done since their creation centuries ago. Manuscript materials are accompanied by some of the most significant printed works of the past 550 years. The scrolls, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and printed volumes are complemented selectively by important bindings, early photographs, prints, maps, and liturgical or ritual objects dating from the fifth century of the Common Era (CE) to the present.' At the New York Public Library.

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