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primates meeting information

The ACO has announced details of the forthcoming meeting in release ACNS 3939: Media Advisory on the 2005 Primates Meeting from which some extracts are:

The Primates of the Anglican Communion are to hold their regular meeting at the Dromantine Conference Centre near Newry, Northern Ireland, between 21-25 February 2005.

The meeting of the 38 provincial Primates of the Anglican Communion will be centred on Bible study, Eucharist and retreat led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams. It will include careful study of the Windsor Report – the recommendations of the Lambeth Commission on Communion published in October 2004 – and its ongoing reception process.

Chairing the meeting will be Archbishop Rowan and it will be hosted by the Primate of All Ireland and chairman of the Lambeth Commission, the Most Revd Robin Eames. The recently commissioned Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon, will act as the meeting’s secretary.

As at former meetings, the discussions held over these five days are closed. At the end of the meeting, it is expected that the Primates will issue a communiqué, and that a press briefing will be scheduled at the Dromantine Conference Centre.

A web site containing extensive information regarding the meeting, the Primates, and related material is now online and can be found here:

The Lambeth Commission of Communion web site, the Windsor Report, and related material concerning the report’s reception process can be found here:

The new web pages contain inter alia the following:

an Introduction page which summarises the recent history leading up to this meeting.

What is a Primate?

Biographies of the primates

Official statements on the Windsor Report issued by provinces

A current news page for the 2005 meeting: so far it contains only a link to ACNS 3939.