Primate suggests all bishops may be invited to Lambeth.STAFF
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison Andrew Sandford Hutchison L.Th., D.D, D.C.L. (h.c.) (born in Toronto in 1938), is a retired Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Prior to his election at the General Synod of 2004, he was the bishop of Montreal and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada (which, , primate of the Anglican Church of Canada The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada (referred to in older documents as the Primate of All Canada) is elected by the General Synod of the Church from among a list of five bishops nominated by the House of Bishops. , says that he is inclined to believe that the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the main leader of the Church of England and by convention is also recognised as head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The current archbishop is Rowan Williams. will invite all bishops to the 2008 Lambeth Conference Lambeth Conference, convocation at Lambeth Palace, London, that brings together all the bishops in the Anglican Communion. It meets about every 10 years at the invitation of the archbishop of Canterbury and is the principal instrument of international Anglican life, , regardless of their stances on the contentious issue of sexuality.
Archbishop Hutchison, in an address to members of the Council of General Synod The General Synod is the title of the governing body of some church organizations. Church of England
In the Church of England, General Synod was instituted in 1970 and is the culmination of a process of rediscovering self-government for the Church of England that had (CoGS These are all the Cogs found in Disney's Toontown Online. Names that are moved forward are leaders of the HQ of that specific Cog type. Bossbots
"I don't think he (Archbishop Williams) wants to go down in history as someone who officially divided the Anglican Communion," said Archbishop Hutchison during his reflections at COGS' fall meeting here. "The only answer might be that you invite everybody and let the people sort it out ... My sense is that he's moving in that direction."
Archbishop Hutchison also revealed to CoGS that he was one of more than a dozen primates of the Anglican Communion who spent a week together at Coventry last summer. The retreat was held at Coventry Cathedral with the backing of the Community of the Cross of Nails, a worldwide organization committed to the ministry of reconciliation; organizers hoped that a private meeting among primates would help bring about reconciliation. "It was both encouraging and disappointing, that there weren't more of us--there were only 14 of us," said Archbishop Hutchison. But he added, "Sometimes things take some time to cook." He did not identify other attendees but his American counterpart, then-Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold of the Episcopal Church, has acknowledged that he attended. The primate also told CoGS that the new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori Katharine Jefferts Schori, D.D., Ph.D. (born March 26, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida) is the Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church in the United States of America. She is the first woman elected primate in the Anglican Communion. , will be joining him at the upcoming meeting of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba this February.
Archbishop Hutchison, who is set to retire in June 2007, said that since he assumed the primacy in June 2004, he has visited 29 of Canada's 30 dioceses, with only Athabasca remaining.