Lambeth Conference Resolutions through the Years:
Do you know just what your bishops resolved?


1. What is the principal bond of union among all our Churches? Answer

2. Churches should behave in what way towards 'the duly certified action of every national or particular Church, and each ecclesiastical province in the exercise of its own discipline'? Answer


3. The use of what food was described as unwarranted by Our Lord and an unauthorised departure from the custom of the Catholic Church? Answer

4. In the case of a divorce for fornication or adultery, how was the 'guilty party' to be regarded, during the lifetime of the innocent party? Answer

5. What was the attitude towards polygamists? Answer

6. What habit was to be 'most strongly deprecated'? Answer

7. What was advised against strongly with regard to the Book of Common Prayer? Answer

8. What shocking proclamation was made about the 39 articles at this Lambeth Conference? Answer.


9. What gentle course was recommended with respect to resolutions? Answer

10. What did the conference think should be 'vigorously corrected' with regard to Hinduism and Buddhism? Answer

11. How were finances and the episcopate connected with regard to 'native Churches'? Answer

12. What affected 'the acceptance of Christianity by heathen tribes on the West Coast of Africa'? Answer


13. How did the Conference view 'purely secular systems of education'? Answer

14. With regard to race relations, what did the Conference see as 'inconsistent' with the 'principle of unity'? Answer

15. As long as they were 'free from all heathen and idolatrous taint' and lifelong, what were national and local churches at liberty to adopt? Answer

16. What issue was persistently brought up once again in 1908, having been the subject of attention at several previous Lambeth Conferences? Answer

17. What was thought to be appropriate teaching for the sick by the clergy? Answer

18. With regard to the sick, what did the Conference not recommend sanctioning? Answer

19. What were 'all right-thinking and clean-living men and women, in all ranks of life, called upon to do with regard to marriage and the growing prevalence of disregard towards it? Answer

20. 'When an innocent person has, by means of a court of law, divorced a spouse for adultery, and desires to enter into another contract of marriage', what was undesirable? Answer

So how did you do?

17-20 correct answers: You must be a bishop!
13-16 correct answers:
You must be musing about what it would be like to be a bishop.
9-12 correct answers: Congratulate yourself for knowing a surprising amount about the way bishops think.

5-9 correct answers: You should think about attending the next Lambeth Conference, to take notes.

1-5 correct answers: You are to be congratulated for gamely trying.

You can browse all the original Lambeth Conference resolutions here.

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