Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on upcoming Primates Meeting

'I look forward to being present with my fellow primates'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “I look forward to being present with my fellow primates,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said concerning the upcoming Anglican Communion Primates Meeting.

Presiding Bishop Curry will join Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the other Primates of the 38 Anglican Communion Provinces when they meet in Canterbury, England, January 11-16.

Presiding Bishop Curry stated:
“I look forward to being present with my fellow primates as we gather for prayer and conversation and as we support each other in ministry.

“I invite Episcopalians to join me in prayer for this gathering, that God will be fully present with us and that we may follow our Lord Jesus in the ways of His love and in so doing be part of God’s blessing to the world.”

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


  1. The Rev. Dr. Fran Toy says:

    I shall certainly pray for this meeting and I shall especially pray for Bp. Curry. I also had a subdural hematoma the same week in December and my neurosurgeon would NOT allow me to fly on January 8th.

  2. Rev. Omar Reyes says:

    I’m praying for an Acts 15 moment. We need to realize that we need all parts of
    The church to be able to minister together.

  3. Delois Ward says:

    My Prayers go with Bp Curry for traveling mercies and God’s presence among those gathered in HIS name.

  4. The Rev. Dr. David Fisher says:

    If not during this meeting, then in the very near future the Anglican communion will need to face the issue of cultural diversity between Provinces. “Live and let live” and toleration only work when leaders of Provinces recognize that each Province seeks to respond faithfully to the Gospel within specific historic and cultural contexts which differ.

  5. I usually believe that in dealing with, excuse me, where are my manners, I hope you are feeling well Bishop Curry. What an ordeal. You have my prayers. As I was saying, in dealing with church polity I go with the maxim “Where two or three are gathered in His Name, there is trouble.” With this in mind it is a good sign when prayer are being asked for before the event as well during and after,

    There are a few key words that the Archbishop of Canterbury uses in his speech which I find troubling. They are: 1: not just difficult issues, but very, very difficult issue are to be discussed. HMM
    2. Difficult issues which not only effect the Anglican Communion but that of the whole world we live in. HMM

    I will be praying as I always have for those in leadership. The way I figure, we have two creeds, the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. As long as a person lives accordingly why cause grief when it is not necessary. Bottom line it is all LOVE! LOVE IS G-d! G-d is Love! I hope they are able to carry that message through their decision making which will effect many people as the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. As for our Presiding Bishop, our Church has been a source of controversy for the Communion. I don’t think those feelings go away to quickly. You have a lot of people, including myself cheering you on. Just remember they are neither Episcopalian or American. Can’t wait to see what happens.

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