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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.'

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.'

USA: Virginia, Orkney Springs, 16-18 May 2016: In the Breaking of the Bread
This Lutheran-Episcopal clergy conference, featuring the Right Revd J. Neil Alexander and the Revd Gordon W. Lathrop, will provide opportunities for Lutherans to familiarise themselves with celebration from the Book of Common Prayer, and for Episcopalians to become capable in the use of the Lutheran Book of Worship.

England: Little Gidding, 21 May 2016: Little Gidding Pilgrimage
'Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmundsbury (the Cathedral of Suffolk), leads this year’s Pilgrimage. She will preach at the morning Eucharist at Leighton Bromswold, give short addresses at the five stations between Leighton Bromswold and Little Gidding, and preach at Evensong at Little Gidding.'

USA: North Carolina, Winston-Salem, 28 May 2016: Annual Mass and Meeting
Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, American Branch. At St Timothy's Church, 9:00 a.m.

USA: Connecticut, Stamford, 12-16 June 2016: Fiftieth Anniversary Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians

USA: Wisconsin, Nashotah, 13-17 June 2016: Church Musicians Workshop
'a residential intensive course. Take this week as a retreat to come away from your regular duties and be renewed and refreshed for service to the Church. Participants should commit to attending all sessions throughout the week.'

USA: Wisconsin, Green Bay, 14-17 June 2016: Tri-History Conference
'Wondering, Witness/Worship, and War: Historical Encounters between the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America. Sponsored by the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, and National Episcopal Historians and Archivists.'

USA: North Carolina, Hendersonville, 19-24 June 2016: Youth Week at Kanuga
'One of Kanuga’s oldest traditions, Youth Week brings together youth and adults who work with youth from around the country for a week of fun, friendship and prayer. Through small group discussions, full conference gatherings, music, prayer and play, youth are encouraged to explore their thoughts and beliefs in a welcoming Christian community'.

England: Oxford, 29 June to 1 July 2016: Transforming Vision
'It is our hope that this conference, and others like it which we hope to hold annually at Pusey House, will contribute in a small way to that serious, disciplined, and patient recovery of the Church’s memory, which shapes and encourages a renewed and renewing encounter with the risen and ascended Christ, present in the Church and the world by the Holy Spirit.'

Netherlands: Utrecht, 3-8 July 2016: Old Catholic Theology in its Ecumenical Context
'The course offers a week long introduction to spirituality, praxis, theology, history, liturgy, canon law, and ecumenical theology in the Old Catholic tradition. Offered by the staff of the Old Catholic Seminary in Utrecht, including Archbishop Joris Vercammen, the summer school is a unique opportunity to explore an ecumenically oriented catholic tradition that draws its inspiration from the early Church.'

England: Glastonbury, 9 July 2016: Glastonbury Pilgrimage

England: Oxford, 17-22 July 2016: An Inklings Week in Oxford
'Join us during the centennial of the Great War in which the Inklings fought as we consider the implications of the cultural chaos of the twentieth century and how Christians are called to lead in the creation of the future.'

England: Oxford, 2-4 September 2016: Building up the Church
Vocations conference of the Additional Curates Society at St Stephen's House, Oxford.

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: Philadelphia, 28 January 2017: Society of King Charles the Martyr Annual Mass
At St Clement's 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.'

Past events

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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