Communiqué from the European Regional Primates’ Meeting, Armagh, Northern Ireland, 27-28 February 2019

February 28, 2019

Archbishop Richard Clarke (Church of Ireland), Primus Mark Strange (Scottish Episcopal Church), Archbishop John Davies (Church in Wales) and Archbishop Justin Welby (Church of England) pictured at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, at the close of their meeting.

As part of the Regional Primates’ Meetings, the Most Revd and Right Honourable Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury), the Most Revd John Davies (Archbishop of Wales), and the Most Revd Mark Strange (Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church) were welcomed to Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, by the Most Revd Richard Clarke (Archbishop of Armagh). The meeting took place from 27-28 February 2019.

The Primates enjoyed the pleasure of each other’s company and the meeting was conducted with informality and in friendship. Discussion took place on issues affecting the Anglican Communion, Provinces, the UK and Ireland, the mission of the Church in these islands. The Primates prayed and shared Holy Communion together and with optimism look to the future and to further opportunities to meet again.