Jerusalem Chamber

A global communion emerging from a pandemic: Anglicanism and COVID-19

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Before the pandemic, Westminster Abbey hosted a series of international ecclesiology seminars, in partnership with the Anglican Communion Office, and in preparation for the Lambeth Conference. This online seminar is the final session in this series.

Our focus will be on the life of the Church in a post-pandemic world, considering some of the deep challenges and opportunities (theological and practical) which need to be harvested from this period. How is our mission refocused? What have we learned about the relationship between diakonia and ecclesiology? What does COVID-19 mean for a global communion of churches?


12 noon: A church Immersed, exposed but lost: a reflection on the challenges and opportunities for the Anglican Church in Africa in the context of the Covid-19 Blues

Professor Esther Mombo and the Reverend Godfrey Adera (St. Paul's University, Limuru, Kenya)

1.30pm: Eucharistic experience as solidarity and diaconia

Dr Paulo Ueti (Assistant Director for Theological Education, ACO, and Theological Advisor & Latin American Regional Director, Anglican Alliance)

3.00pm: What are we part of? Where are we centred? What if...?

Professor David Ford (Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

Chair: The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey (Westminster Abbey and Clare College, Cambridge)

There will be short breaks between each session, and plenty of time for discussion.


Places are free, but should be booked in advance via the Eventbrite website. The deadline to book is Friday 22nd October.


Seminars will be hosted online, via Microsoft TEAMS, and an access link will be emailed to registered attendees on Tuesday 26th October.

There will be two breaks of 30 minutes each.