Living in Love and Faith - The Plan

How and when will the resources be completed?

The goal is to complete the Living in Love and Faithresources by early 2020. This will make it possible for the material to be used as a resource for the Lambeth Conference in July 2020. The Lambeth Conference is a conference that takes place approximately every 10 years and brings together all the bishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion churches. Members of the Church of England’s General Synod will also be able to reflect on the resources in their meetings in February and July 2020. 

The bishops are committed to developing the project in a way that enables people to be informed and involved throughout the project’s development. Members of General Synod and other stakeholders of the Church of England, will be invited to participate at regular intervals in the process.

The following plans shows the high level actions across the lifetime of the project. 




Groups are established, Terms of Reference agreed


Working Groups address human identity, sexuality and marriage from the perspectives of biblical studies, theology, history and social and biological sciences

Co-ordinating group initiates consultation with other churches and other faiths

Co-ordinating Group commissions and implements the Wider Participation process

Co-ordinating Group agrees the shape and structure of the project


Working groups are reconfigured into interdisciplinary groups which address key questions and reflect theologically on the lived experiences gathered from the Wider Participation process

Individuals are commissioned to write sections. A small editorial team brings these together.

Work on other forms of resources takes place

Material is road-tested and approved by House of Bishops


Final design and production work