Constructive meeting at Kanuga

June 23, 2004

The Lambeth Commission met in plenary session for the second time between Monday 14 and Friday 18 June at the Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina, by kind invitation of the Center's President, Dr Albert Gooch. The Commission is grateful for the hospitality of all the staff at Kanuga, and to those local supporters who made the Commission's visit possible.

On Tuesday 15 June, the Commission received the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the Most Revd Frank Griswold, accompanied by Mr David Booth Beers, Chancellor of the Episcopal Church USA, Mrs Barbara Braver, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop for Communications, the Rt Revd Charles Jenkins, President of the Presiding Bishop's Council of Advice, the Very Revd George Werner, President of the House of Deputies, and the Rt Revd Arthur Williams, former Vice-President of the House of Bishops, who spoke to the Commission. They also received the Bishop of Pittsburgh, the Rt Revd R Duncan, as Moderator of the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes, accompanied by Mr Hugo Blankingship, Dr Michael Howell, Mrs Diane Knippers, the Revd Canon Martyn Minns, and Mrs Angela Minns.

The Commission had a constructive meeting, and has moved forward towards the drafting of their final report. The Commission will hold its third plenary session in September. A selection of the papers and submissions considered by the Commission will be published shortly on the Commission's website. The Commission is continuing to receive submissions. Those wishing to make a submission are referred to the advisory of 18 December, 2003, on the website: