Archbishop Rowan has sent out the invitations for the Lambeth Conference. It is looking like there is going to be a Lambeth Conference, which is good, because I did a sort of a drawing of it on my 2008 calendar which is not available yet but will be soon (Did you notice that plug? I tried to blend it in).
Archbishop Rowan has decided who is in and who is out, but this is not a final list, the main reason being that the Archbishop is known for his postal problems. I would estimate that about 5 to 7 percent of the bishops will not attend simply because they did not get the invitation. Especially the far flung ones, who might not even know that there is a Lambeth conference at all.
The two bishops that everyone is saying have not been invited are Bishop Robinson (who said this) and Bishop Minns (who said this). Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria is unhappy and has said that he might not be bringing a coachload of his bishops.
There has been loads written about this (mostly grumpy) on all the anglican blogs – I don’t have time to talk about it now as I am going to Basildon.