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This page last updated 15 September 2018
Anglicans Online last updated 16 September 2018

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 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, Dallas, 20-22 September 2018: Ancient Order, Radical Vocation: The Anglican Priesthood as 21st Century Calling
'Those who have a burden for proclaiming Christ to a lost and broken world in need of healing and redemption. This conference was conceived as a place to have a conversation about what this looks like in the Anglican tradition, and to give missional, Gospel-burdened young adults a space in which to reflect on their vocation, i.e. calling. In short, this conference is an opportunity for you to consider whether God is calling you to a life of dynamic ministry in the great tradition of the ancient Church. You do not at all need to be an Anglican to come to this conference. All are strongly encouraged to attend. But be warned, you might want to become an Anglican by the time you leave.'

USA: New York, Greenwich, 1-3 October 2018: Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
'Once again the Sisters of St Mary and Christ the King Center will offer an ecumenical conference with speakers from several denominational settings to address to topic of Holiness in personal and corporate life. Look for inspiring talks, uplifting worship from varied settings and challenging discussions on the role and witness of Holiness in contemporary life.'

England: Swanwick, 5-7 October 2018: Living Deaneries: Engines for Discipleship, Social Justice and Evangelism
The sixteenth National Conference on the Deanery.

England: London, 9-10 October 2018: Compass Rose Society Annual General Meeting

England: Cullercoates, 20 October 2018: Autumn Festival
For the Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary, at St George's Church.

Italy: Rome, 4-10 November 2018: Power, Politics, and the Church
The Anglican Centre in Rome hosts a course on the complex relationship between Christianity and power.

Spain: 6-16 November 2018: Clergy Pilgrimage to Spain
'For more than a thousand years, millions have made their way through the varied landscape of Spain, traversing what’s known as the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. The clergy of The Episcopal Church in Colorado are invited to make this journey. Designed especially for clergy, we will experience the spiritual renewal of walking the Camino firsthand, share a unique opportunity to deepen relationships with colleagues from around the diocese, and learn how to lead our own parish group pilgrimages.'

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.'

England: London, 5 December 2018: Christmas reception
For the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library and their guests, in the State Drawing Room, Lambeth Palace. Tickets £10 per head, to include wine and mince pies. To book, please send names in advance to Lambeth Palace Library, archives@churchofengland.org or telephone 020 7898 1400, not later than Friday 23 November 2018.

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: 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

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

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

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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