Anglican-Lutheran Society

06
Mar
2021

WITNESS THROUGH SERVICE AND SACRIFICE : Martyrdom in the Church Today

ANNUAL MEETING 2021

WITNESS THROUGH SERVICE AND SACRIFICE : Martyrdom in the Church Today

All Hallows-by-the-Tower, London

We were delighted that the topic for the 2020 Annual Meeting which had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic was able to be rescheduled in 2021. On 6th March it became our very first 'virtual' Annual Meeting hosted on Zoom.

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.

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