Archbishop Robin Eames says American Church ‘never likely to face discipline’

The Primate of Ireland, Archbishop Robin Eames, has warned in an interview with the Church of England Newspaper that the Communion’s conservative provinces should not expect calls to be answered for the American Church to face discipline for its decision to consecrate the Anglican Communion’s first practising gay bishop or the diocese of New Westminster […]

Lambeth Commission to report on 18 October 2004

The Lambeth Commission on Communion announced on 10 September 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 […]

Lambeth Commission may recommend exclusion of ECUSA

The Lambeth Commission met for the last time in Windsor from 6 to 9 September to finalise its recommendations, though it was thought to have reached a broad consensus at the two earlier meetings. The Commission is due to present its final report to Archbishop Rowan Williams later in September, and it is likely to […]

Submission to the Lambeth Commission

By Changing Attitude, the Lesbian and Gay Clergy Consultation and the Church of England General Synod Human Sexuality Group We are writing as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [LGBT] members of the Church of England, lay and ordained. We are Christians who are actively involved in local congregations and the life of our national Church. […]

Report of tension in the Lambeth Commission

Following claims in the press that the Eames Commission has excluded the voices of gays and lesbians from its deliberations came a further report that internal tensions centring round its Steering Committee and staff may divide the Commission. Some members had apparently objected to a perceived pursuit by the Commission’s Steering Committee of what was […]

Interview with the Most Revd Robin Eames on the work of the Lambeth Commission – ACNS 3850

In recent weeks, ACNS has received a large number of queries about the progress of the Lambeth Commission on Communion (LCC). ACNS managed to catch up with the Chair of the Commission, the Most Revd Robin Eames, as he passed through St Andrew’s House this week. He agreed to give some personal reflections on the […]

A letter from Archbishop Robin Eames to the Primates of the Anglican Communion

To: The Primates and Moderators of the Anglican Communion From: Archbishop Robin Eames, Chairman of the Lambeth Commission 29 April 2004 Dear colleagues, As Chairman of the Lambeth Commission established by the Archbishop of Canterbury following the meeting of Primates and Moderators at Lambeth Palace last October I want to give you an update on […]

The Lambeth Commission tackles tensions in the Church

The first meeting of the Lambeth Commission was held at Windsor Castle from 9-13 February 2004. The Commission released a statement expressing regret at the actions of Provinces which have declared “impaired communion” with the Episcopal Church of the United States of America and the Diocese of New Westminster in Canada. The Commission also expressed […]

Lambeth Commission meets

Archbishop Robin Eames, Primate of all Ireland, chaired the first full meeting this week of the international Commission on Anglican Structures and Relations set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. The meeting in Windsor, England will consider what ways the highest degree of communion and relationship can be maintained given the serious […]