Joint Standing Committee meets at Lambeth Palace

The Anglican Communion News Service has published this news release:

Primates, bishops, lay people from the various regions of the Anglican Communion are meeting this week at the Anglican Communion Office and Lambeth Palace in London. The group meets on a regular basis between official gatherings of their larger meetings.

Elected from within their respective bodies, the JSC are focusing attention on the forthcoming meetings of the Primates, in February in Alexandria, Egypt, the ACC in Jamaica, in May and ongoing business.

Those attending the meetings are:

Mrs Phillipa Amable, Ghana (West Africa)

Mrs Jolly Babirukamu, Uganda

Mr Robert Fordham, Australia

The Rt Revd Kumara Illangasinghe (Sir Lanka)

Prof George Koshy (India, Vice-Chair)

The Rt Revd John Paterson (Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Chair)

The Lay Canon Elizabeth Paver (England)

The Rt Revd James Tengatenga (Southern Malawi)

Ms Nomfundo Walaza (Southern Africa)

The Most Revd Phillip Aspinall (Australia)

The Most Revd Barry Morgan (Wales)

The Most Revd Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC/USA)

The Most Revd Rowan D Williams Archbishop of Canterbury

The Secretary General, the Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon and the Deputy Secretary the Revd Canon Gregory Cameron and the Lambeth Palace Chief of Staff, Chris Smith are in attendance as are other staff as required.

Two members of the Primates Meeting group are absent, Uganda: The Most Revd Henry Orombi and Jerusalem and the Middle East: The Most Revd Mouneer Anis (Egypt).

We wonder if perhaps Africa needs to elect a new representative as Archbishop Orombi has been unable to attend these meetings lately leaving the Primates of Africa voiceless.

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