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Quotes of the week

05 August 2022


Throughout my life, the message and teachings of Christ have been my guide and in them I find hope. It is my heartfelt prayer that you will continue to be sustained by your faith in times of trial and encouraged by hope at times of despair

The Queen, message to bishops at the Lambeth Conference, 3 August


I neither have, nor do I seek, the authority to discipline or exclude a Church of the Anglican Communion. I will not do so. I may comment in public on occasions, but that is all. We are a Communion of Churches, not a single Church

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, remarks on Lambeth Conference Call on Human Dignity, 2 August


Up till now, despite our differences, we have been able to talk with one another, and this is the joy of the Anglican Communion

James Wong, Primate of the Indian Ocean, Church Times interview, 2 August


Tonight I feel a burden lifted of what might happen at this Conference and determined that we continue to be an example of diversity, an example of enabling people with differing opinions to remain part of the same Church

Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, 2 August


You know what I would love the most? I would authentically love to talk to spouses who don’t feel I should be married to Mary, because I haven’t heard that. I mean, I’ve been segregated in my world. This is an opportunity. Somebody who disagrees . . . or believes in [1998 Lambeth Resolution] 1.10, that’s who I would love to connect with, because I need to hear that. I need to hear where it comes from

Becki Sander, wife of the Bishop of Los Angeles, Mary Glasspool, interview with the Episcopal News Service at the Lambeth Conference, 30 July


My prayer is that abandoning voting machines in 2022 sets a firm boundary. Let no future Lambeth Conference be tempted (as was 1998) to undermine the balance between provincial autonomy and the mutual love and fellowship that binds Anglicans together as a Communion not a Church

David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, Twitter, 31 July


McDonalds make hamburgers. Cadburys make chocolate. Starbucks make coffee
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela make music. Heineken make beer
Toyota make cars. Rolex make watches. Safaricom across most of Africa make connections. And, sisters and brothers, the Church of Jesus Christ makes disciples

Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, Lambeth Conference plenary on mission and evangelism, 30 July


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