Canadian Anglican Primate says 2018 Lambeth unlikely

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said he hasn’t heard directly from the Archbishop of Canterbury whether the next Lambeth Conference will be postponed, but “it’s pretty obvious that in all likelihood it would not be in 2018 because it takes three, four, years to plan.”

Hiltz responded in an interview with the Anglican Journal to media reports that the next Lambeth Conference, for which bishops from across the Anglican Communion usually gather every 10 years and which was expected to be in 2013, would may be delayed, perhaps until 2019 or 2020.

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One comment on “Canadian Anglican Primate says 2018 Lambeth unlikely

  1. MichaelA says:

    [blockquote] “Although Welby told BBC Radio that he was “never going to say definitely,” he did say that “it would be enormously difficult simply to book a place big enough” to host the Lambeth Conference for 2018.” [/blockquote]
    I don’t see the problem. If he invites Schori and Hiltz, then he won’t need a big space because many bishops will not come!
    [blockquote] “The other piece that seems to be coming out of interviews he is doing in England is that his ardent hope is that we will get to a point in the Communion that when it’s called, everyone will come.” [/blockquote]
    That sounds much closer to the real reason. Another boycott of Lambeth would be embarrassing for CofE.