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Archbishops of Kenya and Canterbury meet for fellowship and prayer

Posted on: November 17, 2016 9:41 AM
Archbishops Jackson Ole Sapit of Kenya and Justin Welby of Canterbury.
Photo Credit: Lambeth Palace

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Primates of Kenya and All England, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and Archbishop Justin Welby, have met at Lambeth Palace in London for fellowship and prayer. During their meeting on Wednesday (16 November), the two leaders spoke about how the Anglican Communion can serve wider society.

“In our sharing we realised that as the Anglican Communion, and as Churches and as Provinces, we have a lot to be able to contribute to society if we get structured and organised and do things that will benefit the larger society,” Dr Sapit said. “What we are focusing on is engaging in mission and evangelism and focusing on prayer and worship, that we can be able to heal the church internally and heal our society externally.

“Because when the church is healed it has the opportunity to heal society.”

Archbishop Justin described the meeting as “a wonderful time of fellowship and prayer”, and said: “We spoke about unity and about the issues and challenges of the Communion, with a deep commitment to worship and witness and to holy living.”

Dr Sapit added: “For us in the Anglican Church Kenya we are focussing on a wholesome ministry for a wholesome nation – including spiritual, physical, mental and relationship health, combined with the health of our ecology”.

Archbishop Justin was present in All Saints’ Cathedral in Nairobi in July when Dr Sapit was installed as the sixth Archbishop of Kenya.