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August 14, 1988 – Canterbury, England

Invitation of the Lambeth conference to the World Methodist Council to begin formal conversations” – RESOLUTION — Full-Text


The Executive Committee of the World Methodist Council authorized its ecumenical officers to explore the nature and themes of the Anglican-Methodist dialogue

October 17, 1990 – London, England

Plans for the Anglican-Methodist dialogue; principal theme: mission and evangelism


First Phase 1992-1996


1. March 15-19, 1992 – Jerusalem, Israel

Goals: that the only possible goal for our dialogue was to move towards ‘full communion in faith, mission and sacramental life’; the need to reaffirm areas of agreement in doctrine and practice by both Churches; the understanding and the role of the ordained ministry in the process of inter-communion, and connected with that, the understanding and place of the historic episcopate in the Church

2. April, 1993 – Dublin, Ireland

Interim Report: Sharing in the Apostolic Communion” – INTERIM REPORT — Full-Text

3. January, 1996 – Kanuga, North Carolina, USA

Apostolic communion; finalizing report: Sharing in the Apostolic Communion” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text


Bishop William Oden, United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Very Revd Justus Marcus, Anglican Province of Southern Africa, Kimberly,
Republic of South Africa


Dr. Joe Hale, General Secretary, World Methodist Council
The Rev. Dr. Donald Anderson, Anglican Communion Office, London, England


Second Phase 2009-2013


International Consultation

October 30-November 1, 2007 – Wesley’s Chapel, London, England

Establishment of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission (AMICUM); purpose is to monitor dialogues and relationships between Anglican and Methodist Churches worldwide; to resource developing Anglican – Methodist relationships around the world; to propose ways toward the full visible unity of Anglicans and Methodists” – REPORT — Full-Text




1. January 10-17, 2009 – Mexico City, Mexico

Reviewed the reports and agreements produced by Anglican and Methodist dialogues both at the international and the regional levels. It also identified the main strands of work which it wishes to address at future meetings” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text

2. February 19-26, 2010 – Bath, England

Studies are being undertaken into the role of bishops, and into the goal of working towards a common interchangeable ordained ministry, including the healing of wounds from the past” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text

3. February, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa

There was a much clearer awareness of the need for the Commission to identify and begin to tackle some of the issues that are at the heart of our present denominational divisions; issues relating to the interchangeability of ordained ministries and the ministry of oversight (episkope)” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text

4. February 10-16, 2012 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Considering the ministry of oversight in a way that honours the traditions of both world families; how Anglicans and Methodists have expressed the form and understanding of mission, episcopal ministry, and apostolicity” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text

5. February 22-March 1, 2013 – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Key points of agreement concerning the interchangeability of ordained ministries, and the awareness of each Communion’s need of the other; interchangeable ministry as crucial in making the unity of the Church visible; the place of the apostolic tradition and the nature of the oversight (episkope) in the life of the Church; the history of oversight, and the way it has been exercised in the Methodist and Anglican traditions, and the way it is exercised today” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text

2014-Publication of REPORT: Into All the World: Being and Becoming Apostolic Churches Full-Text



The Rev. Professor Robert Gribben (Australia) Methodist
The Rt. Rev. Harold Miller (Ireland) Anglican


The Rev Dr George Freeman (2009) (Methodist)
Bishop Heinrich Bolleter (World Methodist Council) (2010) (Methodist)
The Revd Gareth Powell (England) (2011-2013) (Methodist)
The Revd Canon Gregory Cameron (2009) (Anglican)
The Revd Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan (Anglican Communion Office) (2010-2013)

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