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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.'

Worldwide: 2016: 1 September - 4 October: Season of Creation
'Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians are being asked to join in the World Day of Prayer for Creation on September 1 and to use the following month, leading up to the feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4, as a Season of Creation.'

USA: Virginia, Alexandria, 25 September 2016: Dr. Madeleine Albright: The Life of Faith and the Life of the Nation
'Ten years ago Madeleine Albright wrote The Mighty and The Almighty. In it she explored the constructive part that religion can play in domestic and foreign policy and the necessity for politicians and policy makers to engage with and understand religion. The book was described by Václav Havel as "timely", "compelling", "wise" and "unique." In her Mollegen address, and in conversation with a panel of women leaders, Dr. Albright will explore what she would write if she were writing the book in 2016.'

USA: Tennessee, Sewanee, 28-29 September 2016: DuBose Lectures
'The annual DuBose Lectures will be held on the campus of the University of the South's School of Theology. This year the School of Theology welcomes Dr. Rowan Williams as the esteemed guest lecturer.'

England: Cambridge, 30 September - 1 October 2016: Converting Europe: Protestant Missions, Propaganda and Literature from the British Isles (1600-1900)
'The conference aims to investigate the historical and theoretical context that favoured the birth of missionary institutions, looking in particular at their actions in continental Europe. We want to put together historians of the British Isles, of continental Europe, global historians, experts in Protestantism, Catholicism, and Jewish history, and ask them to go beyond the traditional boundaries of their historical disciplines.'

Italy: Rome, 5-6 October 2016: Fiftieth Anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome
'Join the Archbishop of Canterbury, Primates of the Anglican Communion, Prelates of the Roman Catholic Church as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Anglican Centre in Rome.'

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.'

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.

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.

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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