The Anglican-Orthodox informal talks took place in Istanbul from 9 to 11 May. Anglican representatives were invited to the meeting by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All Holiness Bartholomaios 1. The Anglican representatives included the Rt Revd Mark Dyer, the Anglican Co-Chair of the meeting; the Rt Revd Edward Holland, the Bishop of Colchester; Canon John L Peterson, Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council; the Revd Canon Dr Richard Marsh, Ecumenical Officer of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and the Revd Canon David Hamid, Director of Ecumenical Affairs for the ACO. Representatives of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate also attended the meeting.
Discussions at the meeting were wide-ranging. Anglicans shared their plans for the ecumenical work of the forthcoming Lambeth Conference. There were also discussions on the filioque clause, the World Council of Churches review process and a common dating for Easter.