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Meeting ‘to prevent inconveniences’

The issues to be tackled at Lambeth 2008 are just the latest in a long line since 1867. David L. Edwards looks back at the history of the Lambeth Conference

THE INVENTION of the steamship made it possible to cross the Atlantic in reasonable time and comfort. The invention of the Lambeth Conference 141 years ago made it possible for the bishops of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada to let off steam in the London palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

They had become alarmed by the rulings of the judicial committee of the Privy Council, which had (it seemed to them) protected heresy in the persons of the Bishop of ...

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Tue 25 Nov 14 @ 13:39
Pope Francis addresses Parliament of "aged and weary" Europe - @GavinDrake reports for us from Strasbourg http://t.co/KFpO66E1Ls

Tue 25 Nov 14 @ 10:42
The number of people attending midweek services at cathedrals has doubled in the past 10 years https://t.co/JeApjBGxgb