RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoLC 38-64b
Extent27 vols. 2 items
TitleLambeth Conference 1897
AdminHistoryHeld under Archbishop Frederick Temple. The principal subjects discussed and reported on at the Conference were:

Biblical criticism.

The Book of Common Prayer: additional services and adaptation for colonial and missionary Churches.

Church reform movements in Europe and South America with particular reference to the Old Catholics in Germany, the Christian Catholic Church of Switzerland, the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, the Mexican Episcopal Church.

Church unity: relations with the Eastern Churches, particularly the Eastern Orthodox Churches; the Roman Catholic Church; other Churches including the Free Churches, the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum), the Scandinavian Churches notably the Church of Sweden.

Degrees in divinity for ordinands and clergy particularly in the colonies.


The duties of the Church of England to the Colonies: particularly the supply and training of missionaries; the Colonial Clergy Act 1874; extension of the episcopate; emigration and financial support.

Foreign missions: the duty of the Church to the followers of ethnic religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and heathenism); to Judaism and Islam; the development of Missionary Churches in Africa, China and Japan, South Pacific Islands (Melanesia), North America (Indians), New Zealand (Maoris); the relation of missionary bishops and clergy to missionary societies.

Holy Communion for the sick (Reservation of the Sacrament).

Industrial problems; the unemployed and industrial co-operation.

Infant baptism.

International arbitration.

The organisation of the Anglican Communion: a Central Consultative Body; a tribunal of reference; the primacy of Canterbury; the position and functions of the Lambeth Conference.

The relation of religious communities to the episcopate.

The teaching of church history in elementary schools.

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