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Since 1984 the Anglican-Lutheran Society has provided a meeting point where people can deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Lutheran and Anglican traditions within the Christian Church.

Membership is open to anyone willing to work and pray for the unity of the Church, especially between Anglicans and Lutherans world wide. Members are offered opportunities to meet for worship and study, to get to know one another better and to support each other in Christian witness and service.

We hope that you will enjoy visiting these pages. If you would like to join the Society we should be delighted to welcome you.  

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

People right across the world are united in experiencing the effects of the Coronavirus and also in trying to combat it and save lives.

Many of our members are joining Christians of all traditions in saying the Lord's Prayer at midday every day, creating a wave of prayer around the world.

Richard Stephenson, a member of the Executive Committee, reminds us that situations like this are nothing new. When plague struck Wittenberg in 1527 Martin Luther offered this sage advice:

“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.”

Let's all pray for one another that we may be kept safe and healthy and that we may keep others safe and healthy too

As St Paul reminds us: Nothing - not even Covid-19 - can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

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Our Annual Meeting in 2020

due to he held on Saturday 21st March from 10am

WAS CANCELLED

The Topic was to have been

WITNESS THROUGH SERVICE AND SACRIFICE : Martyrdom in the Church Today

We may be able to set a new date as soon as the Coronavirus pandemic recedes

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ADVANCE NOTICE

Our next Conference, God willing, will be
19th-23rd October 2020

at the ANGLICAN CENTRE IN ROME

Accommodation for 49 participants has been reserved and all the places have been taken.

However, in these uncertain times members who have not yet reserved a place and who would like to attend the conference can express their interest in doing so by contacting the Conference Registrar, Mrs Helen Harding, at angluthsociety@outlook.com Their names will be added to the waiting list and she will then inform them if someone has to withdraw and a place becomes available.

Further information will be posted as it becomes available.

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The 2019 AGM

took place on Saturday 23rd March 2019

at St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Southwark, London from 10am

There were almost 50 members and guests engaging with the theme 'Living with Diversity'

You will find a full account of the meeting here

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Our previous Conference

took place in Durham in the North-East of England from 24th-28th August 2018

The Title was 'CHRIST IS ALIVE! REALLY? WHERE?'

A day-by-day account was posted and you can follow it by clicking the following links:

DAY ONE

Click here to see what happened on our first day.

We had an excellent Bible Study which you can read here.

Professor Wilkinson's presentation is available here.

The audio clip of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss is here.

DAY TWO

Click here to find out what we did on our second day.

Judi Hattaway's Bible Study is here.

Mark Engdahl's presentation is summarised here.

Bishop Mubib's address is here.

John Arnold's 'Saints of Northumbria' can be found here.

DAY THREE

Click here to read all about it.

Hannah Cleugh's presentation can be found here.

Bishop Irja's sermon is here.

You can read about our visit to Newcastle and the presentations by the West End Refugee Service and the Hexham and Newcastle Council for Justice and Peace here.

An introduction to the Martin Luther Kirche is here.

Pastor Thomas Jantzen's sermon can be read here.

DAY FOUR

Our last full day. Read about it here.

Bishop Munib's Bible Study is here.

Sam Slatcher's presentation is here.

Paulina Hlawiczka' session is here.

DAY FIVE

The Conference ended with the final Eucharist.

Fr Phillip Swingler's sermon can be found here.

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The previous Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17th March, 2018 at 10am at the Swedish Church in London.

The Swedish Church is in Harcourt Street, London W1H 4AG.

The theme for the day was

'I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU TOOK ME IN' : LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY

A full account of the Business Meeting, the presentations focusing on the plight of refugees and migrants by The Rev Vesa Häkkinen from Finland, Mrs Ruta Abakuka of the Latvian National Council in Great Britain, and Sam, a refugee from Afghanistan, and the closing worship can be found here.

 

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The AGM before that was on 25th February 2017

We met in St Boniface Church, a German Roman Catholic church, 47 Adler Street, Tower Hamlets, E1 1EE. The topic was:

'DISPERSING THE CLOUDS OF UNKNOWING: Ecumenical Agreements between Roman Catholics, Anglicans and Lutherans'

The speakers were Bishop Jürgen Johannesdotter and Dame Mary Tanner

The meeting concluded with a Eucharist in St George's Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, E1 8EB

A full account of the day's events can be found here.

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An International Conference took place in Visby, Sweden, from 19th-23rd August 2016

The theme was 'Churches: Constant Yet Ever Changing' and we considered ways in which the Church has always adapted so as to communicate the Christian faith in ways appropriate to different times and contexts, and some of the ways in which it might need to do so today.

It was a wonderful event and a full account can be found on the Conferences page

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You will find information about future conferences as it comes available, and canread about a number of past events on the 'Conference' page.



                      

 

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