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Archbishop Skelton attended The 9th Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue held this year July 18-22 in London, Ontario. And, she posted a number of photos to her Instagram account. (You can become a follower of the Archbishop's Instagram account by clicking the Instagram icon in the header and footer of the this website).

The Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue is a fluid group of bishops from Canada, the US and various African countries. Together they seek to build common understanding and respect among parts of the Communion that have been in conflict.

The idea for the consultation began at the 2008 Lambeth Conference, when the Anglican Communion was split over issues of same-sex unions and larger questions of Scriptural interpretation.

At that conference Archbishop Colin Johnson of Toronto and the Rev. Canon Dr. Isaac Kawuki Mukasa, a Ugandan-Canadian now on staff with General Synod, began conversations with African bishops. Interested African dioceses started theological correspondence with Canadian counterparts, first on human sexuality and then mission.

The first "stand alone" version of the conference took place at the Anglican Communion offices in London, England in February of 2010. Twelve Canadian and African bishops gathered for the consultation, among them, the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Right Reverend Michael Ingham who had been paired with the Bishop of Southern Malawi, the Right Reverend James Tengatenga. Bishop James was unable to attend so he sent a young priest, the Reverend Fr. Stephen Sikoti in his stead.

(Please follow this link to access the March 12, 2010 article about the first "Consultation")

(Please follow this link for an historical background of the "Consultation.")

The Consultation has now met in person nine times and is continuing their work together.


Archbishop Skelton with Bishop Elinah of Swaziland

The Bishops at Zion, Oneida, Ontario

More of Archbishop Skelton's Instagram photos are available by following this link to Anglican Conversation, the Facebook page of the Diocese of New Westminster.