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Lambeth Commission to publish report October 18

[Anglican Communion News Service]  A photograph accompanying this article can be found online at:

The Lambeth Commission on Communion announced September 10 that it is to publish its report in London on Monday, October 18, 2004 at the beginning of the meeting in London of the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates and the Anglican Consultative Council.

The announcement follows the Commission's third plenary meeting, held September 6–10 in Saint George's House, Windsor Castle.

Archbishop Robin Eames, Chairman of the Commission and Primate of All Ireland, said, "The Commission has been greatly challenged in this task and I have been privileged to work with such a dedicated team. I have no doubt that their collective insights and recommendations can and must make a profound and practical impact for good in the life and mission of the Anglican Communion. This has been a labor of love in the faith that Christ is our guide and strength in working for peace and healing."

The Commission was established by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, in October 2003, following an "extra-ordinary meeting" of the Primates in London, to make recommendations to the primates of the Anglican Communion on how to maintain the highest degree of communion possible following developments in North America.

The Commission has now concluded its plenary sessions, but work is continuing to be done in the preparation of the report in readiness for its delivery to the Archbishop of Canterbury by late September.

No further statements will be issued by the Commission before the release of its report in October.

The Commission would like to thank the Dean and Chapter of St George's College, Windsor, for their warm hospitality this week.

Full information on the work of the Lambeth Commission on Communion can be found online at:

Arrangements for the launch of the Lambeth Commission Report on October 18, 2004 will be announced later.