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.
Our Annual General Meeting took place 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 will appear shortly along
with an account of the remainder of the day which focused on
the plight of refugees and migrants. The
Rev Vesa Häkkinen told us how churches and communities
in Finland are welcoming refugees and suggested a theological
approach to welcoming the stranger in our midst. Mrs
Ruta Abakuks of the Latvian National Council in Great Britain
recounted her parents' experiences as refugees from first German
and then Russian invasion, and Sam,
a refugee from Afghanistan, described in
conversation with the Rev Richard Carter his
hazardous journey from his homeland to becoming a British Citizen.
The day ended with a Swedish Lutheran Eucharist at which the
celebrant was the Rev Eric Muhl, Pastor of the Swedish Church,
and the preacher our Anglican Moderator, the Rt Rev Michael
previous AGM 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 8EB
A full account of the day's events can
be found here.
Our next Conference
will be held in Durham
in the North-East of England from 24th-28th August 2018
The Title is 'CHRIST
IS ALIVE! REALLY? WHERE?'
We shall explore ways
of finding the real presence of Christ in the Cosmos, in Conflict
and in Conflict Resolution, in Liturgy, in Music and in the
World Around Us.
Full details can be
Our last 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 read about a number of past events on the 'Conference' page.