The ELS Day Conference scheduled for Saturday 28 March is cancelled. It will not proceed, nor will the Society’s AGM which was due take place on the same day. This is in response to the current Covid 19 pandemic. We will be contacting those who have booked individually.
This conference will mark the centenary of the creation of the Church of England’s Assembly, the forerunner of its General Synod. It will examine the functioning of its historic Convocations, and attempt a forward look at its prospects in the next century of its existence.
Comparisons will be made with governance structures in other parts of the Anglican Communion,and the question will be addressed ‘What does it really mean to be ‘episcopally led and synodically governed?’
Our Patron, The Most Reverend and Rt Hon John Sentamu, Archbishop of York will give the keynote address.
Other speakers will include:
The Right Reverend Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden
The Right Reverend Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Ireland
The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle
Professor David McClean CBE QC, sometime Chairman of the House of Laity of the General Synod
The Venerable Alan T Perry, Diocese of Edmonton, Anglican Church of Canada
The Venerable Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark