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Lambeth Conference,

convocation at Lambeth Palace, London, that brings together all the bishops in the Anglican CommunionAnglican Communion,
the body of churches in all parts of the world that are in communion with the Church of England (see England, Church of). The communion is composed of regional churches, provinces, and separate dioceses bound together by mutual loyalty as expressed in the
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. It meets about every 10 years at the invitation of the archbishop of Canterbury and is the principal instrument of international Anglican life, although it has no legislative authority over the national churches. The first convocation was held in 1867, the fourteenth in 2008.


See A. Stephenson, Anglicanism and the Lambeth Conferences (1978).

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