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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

England: Ongoing: A Harvest Near You
'a database to publicise and share celebrations including harvest suppers and church services'.

Worldwide: Annual in July: Sea Sunday
'On Sea Sunday churches all over the world come together to remember seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them. As well as raising money to help those who work at sea, the day is celebrated with services, parades and ship blessings.'

USA: New York City, 26 September 2016 - 8 January 2017: Jerusalem 1000 - 1400 Every People under Heaven
'This exhibition will illuminate the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of the period from 1000 to 1400. While Jerusalem is often described as a city of three faiths, that formulation underestimates its fascinating complexity. In fact, the city was home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. History records harmonious and dissonant voices of people from many lands, passing in the narrow streets of a city not much larger than midtown Manhattan.' At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

England: Liverpool, Tuesday 25 October 2016: Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture
The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, the Bishop of Gloucester, will speak on 'Though we are Many: The Ministry of the Whole People of God'.

Australia: October and November 2016: National Church Life Survey
'The 2016 National Church Life Survey is about the LIFE of the Australian Church: the lives and hopes of people who attend churches all around the country. It is about the lives of leaders and how they can be effective and sustainable. It is about the life and times of Australians, how they approach matters of faith and how churches and communities can better connect.'

England: London, 1 October 2016 opening: Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
'Explore a selection of the most outstanding examples of English Medieval embroidery. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition will focus on the artistic skill of the makers and the world in which they were created.'

England: Swanwick, 7-9 October 2016: More for Less: Deaneries in Renewal and Reform
'The 2016 conference of the National Deaneries Network will explore the Reform and Renewal agenda.'

USA: Connecticut, New Haven, 18 October 2016: Cheney Lecture
'Berkeley Divinity School's 2016 Cheney Lecture will be given during Convocation on October 18th by the Rev'd Dr Jane Shaw, Dean of Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. Professor Shaw’s lecture will be entitled "Mysticism and Ethics: A Modern (mostly Anglican) Perspective."'

USA: Louisiana, New Orleans, 9-11 November 2016: National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference
Innovation, improvisation, entrepreneurialism, and an ever-widening understanding of equity, justice, and diversity are the dynamic forces now shaping New Orleans, where we'll explore how these forces are also shaping Episcopal schools.

USA: Texas, Houston, 15-19 November 2016: International Black Clergy Conference
'Theme: The Jesus Movement: Embracing Our Call.'

USA: Texas, Dallas, 18-19 November 2016: Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference
'This innovative churchwide event is co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Office, and is hosted by the Diocese of Dallas and the Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, where the activities will be held.'

USA: Philadelphia, 28 January 2017: Society of King Charles the Martyr Annual Mass
At St Clement's Church, the Right Revd Rodney Michel, preaching. 11:00 a.m.

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

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.'

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.

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.'

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.

India: Kerala, 14 November 2008 - 15 November 2009: Sesquicentennial of Christ Church, Trivandrum
This site gives details of the celebrations and projects planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this oldest church in Trivandrum.

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