The Windsor Process

The Windsor Process arose out of the Windsor Report and its subsequent reception at the meeting of the Primates in Dromantine in January 2005 and ACC-13 in Nottingham UK in May 2005. The various strands of the process are consultative in character and endeavour to sustain and strengthen the Churches of the Anglican Communion to live together in harmony and unity. There are four main elements:

The Lambeth Commission

The Lambeth Commission on Communion was established by the Archbishop of Canterbury in October 2003. Its final report in 2004, the Windsor Report, was followed by formal responses from the Provinces and a broader reception process … More



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The Windsor Continuation Group

The Windsor Continuation Group was set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury following his Advent Letter to the Primates in December 2008. It has been asked to advise the Archbishop on the implementation of the recommendations of the Windsor Report, how best to carry forward the Windsor Process in the life of the Communion, and to consult on the "unfinished business" of the Report… More

An Anglican Covenant

The idea for an Anglican Covenant was first mooted in the Windsor Report. A consultative process has been set in motion as the proposal is considered further. … More



The Listening Process

The 1998 Lambeth Conference resolution 1.10 committed all the provinces of the Anglican Communion to what is called a 'listening process'. On these pages you can find information on the Listening Process, reports on the development of the process from each of the Provinces of the Communion, information on the Study Guide which is being prepared for the Lambeth Conference and some contributions from around the world.  … More

The Panel of Reference

The Panel of Reference was established by Archbishop Rowan Williams in response to the request of the Primates and Moderators of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion in their Communiqué issued from Dromantine, Northern Ireland, in February 2005. On receipt of referrals from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Panel explores and reports on situations where there is serious dispute concerning the adequacy of pastoral provisions made by any churches for a dissenting group within its diocesan or provincial life. With the Archbishop's consent, the Panel also makes recommendations to the parties concerned. (The Panel ceased its work in April 2008… More