The Nikaean Club was established at the 1600 anniversary of the Council of Nicaea, in 1925. It exists primarily to support the ecumenical ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Its members offer hospitality on behalf of the Archbishop to representatives of other Churches who visit Lambeth Palace or other institutions of the Church of England. It also gives small grants to assist theological students from ecumenical partner Churches who are studying in England.
The Club’s affairs are managed by an Executive Committee and at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Club, two of its members from the Diocese in Europe were elected to the executive, Lay Canon Ann Turner from St Boniface, Antwerp and Deacon Frances Hiller from my office. The 400 members clearly appreciate the ecumenical work of our diocese and her members, and thus have chosen Ann and Frances to help in the governance of this venerable ecumenical Club.
|A Club Dinner at the Great Hall of Lambeth Palace|