Press release from The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs:
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
invited to preach at Westminster Abbey, London
[June 8, 2015] Episcopal ChurchPresiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori has been invited by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, to participate in a panel discussion and preach at London’s historicWestminster Abbeyon June 13 and 14.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to join in the ancient worship life of the Abbey and I am grateful to the Dean for his invitation to preach,” Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori commented. “I give thanks for the growing and lively relationships between our two provinces of the Anglican Communion.”
On Saturday, June 13, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will participate in a panel discussion on Church and State relations. She will preach on Sunday, June 14 at the 11:15 am Sung Eucharist.
The Dean of Westminster said, “The Abbey welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors and worshipers from the United States each year. It will be a particular pleasure to welcome Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who has visited the Abbey on previous occasions, as our guest and preacher on this occasion. We look forward to further strengthening the historic links between our countries and churches.”
Although she has preached at other historic cathedrals and churches in England, this marks the first time Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach at Westminster Abbey.
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