The Lambeth Conference is underway with the first event to be held next week. The media received the following invitation for January 21.
Official Launch of the 2008 Lambeth Conference and Spouses’ Conference with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Jane Williams Briefing panel includes the Archbishop of Melanesia, the Archbishop of the Indian Ocean and Mrs Margaret Sentamu, Spouses Programme to be followed by a photo call with Bishops from around the Anglican Communion
Monday, 21 January, 2008 at 2.30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served
London SE1 7JU ....
The Lambeth Conference is a gathering of bishops of the Anglican Communion is held every ten years at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The nugget of news tucked in this announcement is that the Most Rev. Ian Ernest, Primate of the Indian Ocean, will be on hand. Ernest recently succeeded Archbishop Peter Akinola as the chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA.) It would appear that the efforts of Akinola and his American allies to organize an all-African boycott of the conference have failed.