Primates’ Meeting (1978-)
Anglican Primates at Canterbury Cathedral, 14 January 2016 ~ 2016
The Anglican Communion Primates’ Meetings are regular meetings of the Anglican Primates, i.e. the chief archbishops or bishops of each (often national) ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Communion. There are currently 38 Primates of the Anglican Communion. The Primates come together from the geographic Provinces around the world. The Archbishop of Canterbury chairs the meetings, with the Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) serving as secretary.
The Primates’ Meeting was established by Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. Donald Coggan, in 1978 as an opportunity for “leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation.” The first meeting was held in 1979.
- Statement from the Primates’ Meeting, Newcastle, Northern Ireland 1991 • Newcastle, Northern Ireland, 11 Apr. 1991
- Communiqué of the Anglican Primates meeting at Porto, March 2000 • Porto, Portugal, 29 Mar. 2000
- Statement of Anglican Primates on IARCCUM • Canterbury, 17 Apr. 2002
- United in Common Prayer and Witness: A Pastoral Letter from the Primates of the Anglican Communion • Gramado, Brazil, 27 May 2003
- A Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Lambeth Palace • Lambeth, 16 Oct. 2003
- Deeper Communion, Gracious Restraint:
A Letter from Alexandria to the Churches of the Anglican Communion • Alexandria, Egypt, 5 Feb. 2009
- Communiqué: Walking Together in the Service of God in the World • Canterbury, 15 Jan. 2016
- Communiqué: God’s Church for God’s World • Canterbury, 6 Oct. 2017
- Communiqué: Primates’ Meeting 2020 • Amman, Jordan, 15 Jan. 2020