Members from ten countries gathered on Zoom. Unhappily there were one or two who tried very hard but could not get into the meeting. We apologise for that. We tried hard to admit you, but it must be down to the broadband connections.
Welcome – Bishop Michael Ipgrave our Anglican Moderator welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with prayer
Introduction to All Hallows – the Rev Katherine Hedderly, Vicar or the parish, who was hosting the meeting told us a little about the church and its history. You can find what she said here
The Business Meeting – a summary of the Annual General Meeting of the Society, with reports and elections can be found here
After a short break we had the
First Presentation – The Rt Rev Guli Francis-Dequani, Bishop of Loughborough in the Church of England addressed the question, “The Blood of the Martyrs is The Seed of The Church: What lessons might we learn from the persecuted church?”. There was a lively question and answer session which will be summarised in the May issue of The Window. You can find Bishop Guli’s presentation if you click here
There was a break for lunch followed by the
Second Presentation – Henrietta Blythe, the Chief Executive Officer of Open Doors UK and Ireland spoke about “The Work of Open Doors”. There was another question and answer session which you will find reported in the May issue of The Window. Henrietta’s presentation can be found here
Worship – the day ended with an act of worship and farewell from the Co-Moderators. We look forward to next year’s Annual Meeting which we hope may take the form of a hybrid meeting, when some people will be able to meet together in person while others can join online.