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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

USA: Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1-4 May 2017: National Workshop on Christian Unity
Episcopalian, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Evangelical ecumenical officers gather to mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran reformation.

USA and Canada: 5-7 May 2017: Three Cathedrals Choral Festival
'The TCCF is pleased to again support a composer-in-residence in which a local Canadian composer works with the Co-Artistic Directors to create new choral music specifically for the 2017 Festival. This original composition will be premiered at the Saturday Choral Concert on May 6, 2017.'

USA: Massachusetts, Ashmont, 6 May 2017: Annual National Mass and General Meeting
The Society of Mary meets at All Saints Church, Ashmont.

England: London, 6 May 2017: Society of Mary May Devotion and AGM
At St Silas, Kentish Town.

USA: New York City, 16 May 2017: Church Club of New York 130th Annual Dinner
'In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther and the Reformation, we'll honor the Rt. Rev. Robert Alan Rimbo, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.'

England: Liverpool, 20 May 2017: True Prayer: True Justice
A day conference to celebrate the work of the urban theologian Kenneth Leech, convened by the by the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes. Bookings and full details here.

Canada: British Columbia, Vancouver, 25 May - 4 June 2017: (in)finite: exploring the finite limitations of humanity: A Canadian Textile Exhibition
'The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the Anglican Foundation of Canada. To celebrate "60 Years of Generosity," AFC will be unveiling a number of commemorative projects and initiatives throughout 2017. (in)finite will serve to highlight AFC’s generous support of the liturgical arts through its partnership with and stewardship of the Sacred Arts Trust.'

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.'

USA: Texas, Dallas, 4 June 2017: National Celebration of Recognition of Each Other's Ordained Ministries
The eleven constituent communions of Churches Uniting in Christ, including the US Episcopal Church, will recognise each other's ordained ministries on Pentecost.

England: Walsingham, 29 May 2017: National Pilgrimage
'Fr Raniero Cantalamessa OFM.Cap, Preacher to the Papal Household, will be the guest preacher at the 2017 National Pilgrimage on Monday, 29th May. The National weekend will feature 40 hours of prayer (starting on Saturday, 27th) including an ecumenical vigil in S. Mary's Parish Church, Little Walsingham on the Sunday evening.'

USA: Wisconsin, Nashotah, 6-9 June 2017: Living Sacrifices: Repentance, Reconciliation, and Renewal
'The purpose of this conference is to explore the inextricable connections between repentance, reconciliation, and renewal in the life of the church, and to give particular attention to the ecclesial and ecumenical vocation of Anglicanism relative to each of these practices.'

England: Woodland Grange, Stoneleigh, 7-9 June 2017: Taking Funerals Seriously
'The Church of England's bi-annual conference around funeral ministry returns, with a wider look at death, grief and funerals, and fresh perspectives on cultural change around funerals, including trends from other countries which are finding their way to the UK.'

England: London, 12 June 2017: Michael Ramsey and the Reformation
Paul Avis addresses the Annual General Meeting of the Anglo-Catholic History Society. At St Clement Danes, 6:30 pm.

USA: Connecticut, New Haven, 18-21 June 2018: 'Full of Your Glory:' Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation
'The conference will explore ideas of creation and cosmos embedded in the worship life of the church at a time of unprecedented attention to ecological and cosmological concerns. Conference speakers will highlight some of the rich traditions of the past (ritual, visual, and musical, among others) and also address contemporary concerns. The broader aim of the conference is to offer the resources of the liturgical tradition – and its particular insights – to the ongoing conversations around ecology and cosmology. It will become clear that liturgy has always been about more than human beings at worship: specific understandings of creation and the cosmos are in fact at the heart of all Christian worship.' Rowan Williams is keynote speaker.

USA: New York City, 20-23 June 2017: National Episcopal Historians and Archivists Annual Conference
Topic: Immigration, Going Out and Coming In: Ministries, Transitions and Change in the Episcopal Church.

England: London, 27 June 2017: Annual Meeting of the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library
'This meeting, open to Friends of Lambeth Palace Library, will be followed by tea. Friends should book in advance with Juliette Boyd, Lambeth Palace Library, ( not later than 31 May 2017.'

USA: Oklahoma, Edmons, 10-14 July 2017: Episcopal Youth Event
'EYE 2017 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders.'

England: Winchester, 11-16 July 2017: In Quires and Places Where They Sing
Annual conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

England: Exeter, 18-20 July 2017: Churches and Education
The summer conference of the Ecclesiastical History Society: 'Christianity has always been involved in education, from the very earliest communities teaching those about to be baptised, to present-day churches' involvement in schools and higher education. Christianity has a core theological concern for teaching, discipleship and formation, but this is overlaid by a long and complex history of the various relationships between churches and education.'

USA: Tennessee, Sewanee, 18-26 July 2017: SUMMA Debate Camp
'SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is inviting high school students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2017 to apply for a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have a lot of fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country!'

England: 19-22 July 2017: Southern Cathedrals Festival
'The Festival offers a unique opportunity to enjoy music and to take part in worship within the setting of three magnificent cathedrals.'

Australia: Queensland, Brisbane 10-12 August 2017: Anglican Schools Australia Conference
'The theme of the 2017 ASA Conference in Brisbane is Joy. The focus of the conference will be to create a joyful experience for attendees and to celebrate many of the wonderful aspects about working in schools. We are sure you will feel uplifted and inspired throughout the conference. Coming to Brisbane in August is surely a joy in itself.'

USA: Wisconsin, Fond du Lac, 24 August 2017: Eucharistic Festival
This year's festival coincides with the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament in the United States; it will also be the annual Mass and meeting of the CBS. Solemn Pontifical Mass at 10:30 a.m. Bishop's Picnic to follow. Meeting 3:00 p.m., followed by Evening Prayer.

USA: New York City, 11 November 2017: Annual Mass and Meeting
The Annual Mass and Meeting of the Guild of All Souls will take place at the Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan.

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

Past events

England: 8-15 May 2016: Thy Kingdom Come
'Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost, from 8-15th May – let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy in sharing this life-transforming faith.'

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.'

Australia: ACT, Canberra, 6-8 August 2015: Emergence: Transforming the World through Faith and Education
Anglican Schools Australia annual conference.

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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