Lambeth Conference, convocation at Lambeth Palace, London, that brings together all the bishops in the Anglican Communion . 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 thirteenth in 1991.
See A. Stephenson, Anglicanism and the Lambeth Conferences (1978).
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