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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

Canada: Pentecost 2013 - Pentecost 2014: Diocese of Edmonton Centennial

New Zealand, 2014: Gospel Bicentenary
'the official website for the 2014 bicentenary of gospel beginnings in Aotearoa New Zealand. Planning is underway for events that will commemorate and celebrate the partnership of Ruatara and [Samuel] Marsden in the first recorded proclamation of the Christian Gospel at Oihi on Christmas Day in 1814. This website will continue to develop over the period leading up to the bicentenary day itself, providing information on events around the country and recounting the history of 1814 and beyond.'

England: 2014: Chelmsford Diocese Centenary
'In 2014 the Diocese of Chelmsford will celebrate 100 years of faithful service to Essex and East London.'

USA: Virginia, Williamsburg, 2014: Royal School of Needlework Courses
Of sure and certain interest to vestment makers and caretakers.

USA: Massachusetts, Marblehead, 2014: St Michael's Church Tercentenary Celebration

USA: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, 28-30 April 2014: Buildings for a New Tomorrow
'A mind altering, ecumenical symposium to change the way you think about church buildings and grounds.' Episcopal Church Building Fund symposium.

USA: New York City, 29 April 2014: Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority
'How best can ordained women—indeed all those called to ordained ministry—find balance in embodying the paradox of being a servant-leader, while bearing fruit in an authentic way? Please join us for a theologically inspired discussion in which we will explore this vital topic, its invitation and challenges, and as women, discern ways to express our individual clerical style of authority and service, right down to the clothes we wear.' At the General Theological Seminary.

England: Bloxham, 30 May—1 June 2014: Church Times Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature
'A Literary Festival with a Theological Slant. Building on the success of our 2013 Festival, we've put together a programme around the theme of War and Peace.'

USA: Utah, Salt Lake City, 17-20 June 2014: The Quiet Strength of the Episcopal Church: Our Forgotten Women
'Throughout history, the work and accomplishments of women have received far less attention than have the work and accomplishments of men. This NEHA Conference hopes in a small way to give additional voice to Episcopal laywomen – wives, deaconesses, nuns, missionaries – who quietly dedicated their lives to serving others and to promoting the work of our branch of the Church Catholic.'

South Africa: Johannesburg, 2-5 July 2014: Anglicans Ablaze International Conference
'We are excited to announce that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and our own Archbishop, Thabo Makgoba, will be our main speakers. Many more dynamic speakers and inspiring workshops are lined up. You don’t want to miss this life-changing conference!'

The Netherlands: Utrecht, 13-19 July 2014: Old Catholic Theology in its Ecumenical Context
'The course offers an introduction to Old Catholic theology in its ecumenical context. Old Catholic theology is understood as the main theological currents that exist in the Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches. The topics covered by the course include the following: History of Old Catholicism, spirituality, ecumenism, canon law and ecclesiology, liturgy, and systematic theology.'

Canada: Toronto, 8-11 October 2014: Sixth Annual Conference, Society of Catholic Priests in North America

Past events

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.'

England and Elsewhere: 2012: Celebrating 350 years of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
The year 2012 is not just about London hosting the Olympics or our Sovereign marking her Diamond Jubilee as Queen - it will see the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, the heart of our national church's worship. [...] The Prayer Book Society plans to make 2012 a year of celebration for Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s magnificent volume.'

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.

USA: California, Anaheim, 8-17 July 2009: General Convention 2009
The US Episcopal Church held its 76th triennial general convention in California this year. A variety of resources in English, French and Spanish are available online.

Canada: Newfoundland, St John's, 8 May 2009: Dancing with the Priests
'eleven Anglican priests and their dance partners will take the floor in a unique twist on Dancing with the Stars. Our dancing priests – all members of the Anglican Church Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador – promise to master the steps and wow their audiences, all in the name of raising funds for Vibrant Communities.'

England: Canterbury, 16 July to 3 August 2008: Lambeth Conference
'The chief aims of our time together are, first, that we become more confident in our Anglican identity, by deepening our awareness of how we are responsible to and for each other; and second, that we grow in energy and enthusiasms for our task of leading the work of mission in our Church.'

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