Christian Today is reporting that the Archbishop of Canterbury has summoned the Anglican Primates to gather once more at Canterbury in October 2017.
The last Primates’ Meeting, in January 2016, resulted in disciplinary “consequences” imposed upon the Episcopal Church for its sanctions expanding equal marriage.
Rather than being an official “Primates meeting” the leaders of the different Anglican provinces will meet “only as Primates of the Communion in 2017”, Welby said.
The meeting will take place in Canterbury from 2-6 October…
It is not clear whether TEC bishops have been invited to the October 2017 conference. Christian Today has contacted Lambeth Palace for a response.
Since the Primates last met, leaders of GAFCON have also been rebuked for their letter “outing” Church of England clergy for alleged violations of the church’s teaching on human sexuality; a letter which the Secretary General to the Archbishops’ Council called “significantly misleading.”
Christian Today has more here.