St Michael’s Lecture – Reflecting on the Primates Meeting

Hosted by: St Michael's Lecture - Revd Dr Barry Norris

Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture by Revd Dr Barry Norris, ‘Reflecting on the Anglican Primates’ Gathering: What could the Aftermath mean for the Anglican Communion?’

(To unpack the title a little, this was the Gathering in January of the 3 dozen or so Primates (leading Archbishops) of the various independent Churches with an Anglican heritage which are in Communion with the Church of England, and therefore, hopefully with each other.  I hope Barry will be able to decode and relate what seemed like “Church politics” to the concerns of the “Person in the pew”.  Archbishop Welby made a big play of “walking together” and “washing each other’s feet”, but there were “consequences” for The Episcopal Church in the USA over its liturgy for Same-sex Marriage which is a big no-no with the “Global South”.  So was it a Tea Party or a Game of Thrones?  Did they talk about anything other than sex, where will the post-colonial legacy take the Anglican Communion now, and does it really matter? RB)

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