We were warmly welcomed by Canon Richard Hearn, Dean of St George’s. He told us a little of the history of the site, the building of the cathedral and its significance in the story of Roman Catholicism in England. You can read it here.
The Business Meeting
Dr John Arnold, our Anglican President, opened the meeting with prayer. There followed reports from the Co-Moderators and the Treasurer, and two new members were elected to the Executive Committee, the Rev Sarah Farrow (Lutheran) and Mr Richard Stevenson. You can read the Moderators’ Report here, and a summary of the business meeting here.
‘Living in Diversity’
The day’s theme was explored in three presentations, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Dr Chris Asprey, a Roman Catholic member of the L’Arche Community in London spoke on ‘Ecumenism from a L’Arche Perspective’. Find his presentation here.
The Rev Sarah Farrow, a Lutheran Pastor and Chaplain to Lutheran students in London told us about ‘Lutheran Spirituality’. Her presentation is here.
After a buffet lunch we gathered in the cathedral for a Taizé Service which was relaxed and contemplative. Readings were in English, Polish and Spanish, and the chants were accompanied by piano and guitar.
Fr Hugo Adán, a Spanish priest who is Vicar of St Matthew’s, Elephant and Castle, told us about his pioneer mission: ‘What is a Bi-lingual Parish? And Why?’ Read it here.
The day ended with a panel discussion, which you can follow here, and with a blessing from Bishop Juergen Johannesdotter, our Lutheran President.