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.
hope that you will enjoy visiting these pages. If you would like
to join the Society we should be delighted to welcome you.
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
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.
Annual Meeting in 2020
due to he held on
Saturday 21st March from 10am
The Topic was to
SERVICE AND SACRIFICE : Martyrdom in the Church Today
We may be able
to set a new date as
soon as the Coronavirus pandemic recedes
next Conference, God willing, will be
19th-23rd October 2020
at the ANGLICAN
CENTRE IN ROME
49 participants has been reserved and all the places have been
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 email@example.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.
will be posted as it becomes available.
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
Our previous Conference
took place in Durham in the
North-East of England from 24th-28th August 2018
The Title was 'CHRIST IS ALIVE!
A day-by-day account was posted
and you can follow it by clicking the following links:
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.
to find out what we did on our second day.
Judi Hattaway's Bible Study
Mark Engdahl's presentation
is summarised here.
Bishop Mubib's address is
John Arnold's 'Saints of Northumbria'
can be found 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.
Our last full day. Read about
Bishop Munib's Bible Study
Sam Slatcher's presentation
Paulina Hlawiczka' session
The Conference ended with
the final Eucharist.
Fr Phillip Swingler's sermon
can be found here.
The previous Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17th March, 2018 at 10am at the Swedish Church in London.
Swedish Church is in Harcourt Street, London W1H 4AG.
theme for the day was
WAS A STRANGER AND YOU TOOK ME IN' : LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY
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
a refugee from Afghanistan, and the closing worship can
be found here.
AGM before that was on 25th February 2017
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
A full account of the day's
events can be found here.
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
will find information about future conferences as it comes available,
and canread about a number of past events on the 'Conference'