Lambeth Resolutions Quiz: how do you score?

Anglicans Online has been looking into resolutions from previous Lambeth Conferences and found enough to make a quiz for your summer entertainment:

It is undeniably the silly season in the Northern hemisphere. Where better to find a degree of silliness than when bishops gather?

We’ve found much wonderfulness in the various resolutions of Lambeth Conferences past and have plucked 20 of our favourites for a quiz. (It was hard to limit ourselves to just 20, but we’re a disciplined crew.) See if you can guess the general drift of each resolution based on the clues.

Ready? Steady? Go!


1. What is the principal bond of union among all our Churches? Answer

2. Churches should behave in what way towards ‘the duly certified action of every national or particular Church, and each ecclesiastical province in the exercise of its own discipline’? Answer


3. What food was described as unwarranted by Our Lord and an unauthorised departure from the custom of the Catholic Church? Answer

6. What habit was ‘most strongly deprecated’? Answer

7. What was advised against strongly with regard to the Book of Common Prayer? Answer


9. What course was recommended with respect to Lambeth resolutions? Answer


14. With regard to race relations, what did the Conference see as ‘inconsistent’ with the ‘principle of unity’? Answer

15. As long as they were ‘free from all heathen and idolatrous taint’ and lifelong, what could national and local churches adopt? Answer

Take the whole quiz at Anglicans Online.

So how did you do?

17-20 correct:

You must be a bishop!

13-16 correct:

You must be musing about what it would be like to be a bishop.

9-12 correct:

Congratulate yourself for knowing a surprising amount about the way bishops think.

5-9 correct:

You should think about attending the next Lambeth Conference, to take notes.

1-5 correct:

You are to be congratulated for gamely trying.

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