Saturday, September 11, 2004

Lambeth Commission reports 18 October 2004


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The Lambeth Commission on Communion announced today that it is to publish its report in London on Monday 18 October 2004 at the beginning of the meeting in London of the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates' Meeting and the Anglican Consultative Council. The announcement follows the Commission's third plenary meeting, which was held this week (6 - 10 September) in Saint George's House, Windsor Castle.

The Most Revd Robin Eames, Archbishop of Armagh and Chairman of the Commission, said, "The Commission has been greatly challenged in this task and I have been privileged to work with such a dedicated team. I have no doubt that their collective insights and recommendations can and must make a profound and practical impact for good in the life and mission of the Anglican Communion. This has been a labour of love in the faith that Christ is our guide and strength in working for peace and healing."

The Commission was established by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams, in October 2003, to make recommendations to the Primates of the Anglican Communion on how to maintain the highest degree of communion possible following developments in North America.

The Commission has now concluded its plenary sessions, but work is continuing to be done in the preparation of the report in readiness for its delivery to the Archbishop of Canterbury. No further statements will be issued by the Commission before the release of its report on 18 October.

The Commission would like to thank the Dean and Chapter of St George's College, Windsor, for their warm hospitality this week. For full information on the work of the Lambeth Commission on Communion check the web site: The arrangements for the issuing of the Lambeth Commission Report on 18 October 2004 will be announced later.

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