The Anglican-Lutheran Society
was formed in 1984 by two friends. Both were Christians - one
the other an Anglican.
In conversation they quickly realized that neither knew very
much about the other's tradition.
Recognizing that there must be
many others like them, and being English, they decided to form
a society, and the Anglican Lutheran Society was born.
Its aims are:
To promote a wider interest in and knowledge of our respective traditions and common developments within them
To develop opportunities for common worship, study, friendship and witness
To encourage prayer for the unity of the Church and especially between Anglicans and Lutherans world wide
From these small beginnings in
Britain, where Lutherans form a minority among Christian believers,
membership has spread into other European countries, where it
is the Anglicans who form the minority, and on across the world.
This growth of the Society reflects
the remarkable convergence in theological understanding that has
taken place in the Anglican and the Lutheran Communions in recent
years. Our two traditions have a deep affinity in faith, worship,
life and mission and each has much to offer that can enrich the
Members of the Society find this
out for themselves as they meet, worship, study and enjoy fellowship
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