Society was formed in 1984 by two friends. Both were Christians
- one a Lutheran,
the other an Anglican.
In conversation they quickly realized that neither knew
very much about the other's tradition.
Recognizing that there
must be many others like them, and being English, they decided
to form a society, and the Anglican Lutheran Society was born.
Its aims are:
To promote a wider interest in and knowledge of our respective traditions and common developments within them
To develop opportunities for common worship, study, friendship and witness
To encourage prayer for the unity of the Church and especially between Anglicans and Lutherans world wide
From these small beginnings
in Britain, where Lutherans form a minority among Christian
believers, membership has spread into other European countries,
where it is the Anglicans who form the minority,
and on across the world.
This growth of the Society
reflects the remarkable convergence in theological understanding
that has taken place in the Anglican and the Lutheran Communions
in recent years. Our two traditions have a deep affinity
in faith, worship, life and mission and each has much
to offer that can enrich the other.
Members of the Society find this out for themselves as they meet, worship, study and enjoy fellowship together.
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