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Since 1984 the Anglican-Lutheran Society has provided a meeting point where people can deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Lutheran and Anglican traditions within the Christian Church.

Membership is open to anyone willing to work and pray for the unity of the Church, especially between Anglicans and Lutherans world wide. Members are offered opportunities to meet for worship and study, to get to know one another better and to support each other in Christian witness and service.   

We hope that you will enjoy visiting these pages. If you would like to join the Society we should be delighted to welcome you.

 

 

Our International Conference took place in Visby, Sweden, from 19th-23rd August 2016

The theme was 'Churches: Constant Yet Ever Changing' and we considered ways in which the Church has always adapted so as to communicate the Christian faith in ways appropriate to different times and contexts, and some of the ways in which it might need to do so today.

DAY ONE - you can find a brief summary of our activities by clicking here.

To read Richard Wottle's presentation, 'The Body of Christ and the Pearl of the Baltic Sea - Past and Present on Gotland', click here.

DAY TWO - and we have enjoyed a most informative and relaxing journey round the south of the Island of Gotland. To see where we went and what we did, please click here.

DAY THREE - it has rained a lot, but we have been indoors most of the time! To see what we have been doing, and to read about some of our worship and the presentations we have enjoyed, click here

To read the presentation by Sally Barnes and Eliza Zikmane, 'The Tyranny of the Normal', click here.

You can find Michael Ipgrave's sermon here.

Johan Dalman's own summary of his presentation on the Porvoo Agreement and some thoughts about personal spirituality is available here.

Anna Norman-Walker's presentation about'Worship as Mission' is here.

The PowerPoint slides Anna used can be viewed here.

DAY FOUR, - the sun has been shining again. To see what we have been enjoying today please click here.

Professor Tiefensee's presentation on the challenge presented to Christian mission by religious indifference can be found here.

We had five excellent workshops presented by our members. Two of them involved no written text, but outlines of the other three can be found

Workshop 3 'Christian Faith and Corruption' here PowerPoint here

Workshop 4 'Culture in the Church' here

Workshop 5 'Reformation500' here.

You can read Jonas Jonson's masterly summing up of the conference here.

DAY FIVE - the conference ended with a Final Eucharist. You can read about it by clicking here.

Click here for a precis of the sermon preached by Bishop Martin Lind.

 

The Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 12th March 2016

in the Anglican Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Rue Capitaine Crespel 29, BRUSSELS, Belgium.

The speakers were Fr Heikki Huttunen of the Finnish Orthodox Church who is General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, and the Rt Rev Dr Robert Innes, Bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.

Lunch was provided by Mrs Marian Knetemann, a member of the Society living in Belgium, assisted by her daughter's schoolfriend, Felicia. The Bishop presided at a Eucharist where the preacher was the Rev Dr Jaakko Rusama, our Lutheran Co-Moderator.

To read all about it, and for accounts of previous Annual General Meetings, click here

 

Another Conference opportunity

that might interest anyone disappointed at not being able to join us in Visby will be held at

Bildungshaus St Ursula in Erfurt, Germany

from 30th September - 3rd October 2016

The Theme is 'Reformation in a European Perspective'

It is being organised by the German Region of the International Ecumenical Fellowship for their own members and members of the Anglican-Lutheran Society.

You can find more information and a booking form here

 

Conference in Hungary, 12th-16th September 2014.

Everyone seems to have found it a very good and enjoyable event. The weather could have been kinder, but the worship, presentations, outings, leisure times and accommodation all combined to create a valuable programme. People came from 20 different countries, and representatives of a number of tiny minority Churches were delighted to be able to share their experience.

A brief report is available here.

You can download the presentations by clicking on the links below.

1. Tibor Fabiny handout : and audio presentation

2. Praxedis Bouwman : Michael Jackson

3. Annamária Buda : Madeleine Holmes

4. Roy Long : Robin Greenwood

5. Christiane Groeben : Jorge Piña Cabral

6. Anne Burghardt

You can also see a reaction to the whole conference written by some of the Hungarian participants here

 



                      

 
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