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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visits three events in the United Kingdom

June 9, 2010

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has accepted the gracious invitations to speak and participate at three events in the United Kingdom.

USPG Annual Conference

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will speak at the USPG: Anglicans in World Mission Annual Conference in Derbyshire on Wednesday, June 9, addressing the conference theme, Witness to Christ Today.

In the evening, she will join the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and others on a panel to discuss the proposed Anglican Covenant.

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori was invited to speak at the USPG in December 2009 by Bishop Michael Doe, General Secretary of USPG.


Scottish Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will join representatives from Episcopal churches across Scotland in Edinburgh June 10-12 for the annual meeting of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church. She has been invited to address the General Synod on Friday afternoon.

"It will be a great pleasure to receive the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori," Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, said. "We greet her as the Primate of one of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion - one with which the Scottish Episcopal Church has close historical links."

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Southwark Cathedral

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach and preside at Southwark Cathedral, located in London, on Sunday, June 13 at 11 am.

Following a Southwark Cathedral practice initiated in 2006, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori is one of many Anglican Communion Primates who have been invited to participate in the main Sunday Eucharist at Southwark. Others have included: the Most Rev. Andrew Hutchinson, former Archbishop of Anglican Church of Canada; the Most Rev. Khotso Makhulu, Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa; the Most Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane, former Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of Cape Town; and the Most Rev. Frank Griswold, former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.

The Very Rev. Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark, first invited Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori to preach and preside at Southwark Cathedral in June 2008, before the Lambeth Conference.

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