Anglican Lutheran Society Evensong


Reception at Westminster Abbey
Anglicans, including Jeremy Morris and Tim Norwood from the ecumenical team at Lambeth Palace, were present at Westminster Abbey for Evensong and a reception with the Anglican-Lutheran Society. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Great Britain is a close ecumenical partner, through the Porvoo agreement, and it was lovely to have a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

The evening included a tour of the abbey and some of the key ecumenical memorials.

The Anglican-Lutheran Society was formed in 1984 by two friends, one British the other American. Both were Christians - one a Lutheran, 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 they decided to form a society, and the Anglican Lutheran Society was born.

The Anglican-Lutheran Society aims:
- 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