Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, is to give a talk in Cornwall next month.

Archbishop Josiah will appear in the Truro Cathedral Old School on Friday, July 13th, and give a talk called Reaching Places Others Can’t: Anglican Distinctives in an Uncertain World.

The talk will begin at around 7.30pm, with refreshments served from 7pm. All are welcome.

Archbishop’s insights

Archbishop Josiah has been secretary general of the communion since 2015.

Revd Dr Lucy Larkin who has helped to organise the event, said: “Archbishop Josiah has travelled extensively around the Anglican Communion and so has a unique and global view of what is going on within the community. He should be able to offer his insights into some of the major issues facing the Anglican Church today.”

Ordained bishop in 1990, prior to his appointment to the Anglican Communion Archbishop Josiah was an archbishop of one of the internal provinces of the Church of Nigeria, and Archbishop of Kaduna. Nigeria is the country in the Anglican Communion with the largest number of Anglicans. His ministry in Nigeria has involved him greatly in the ministry of reconciliation, Christian-Muslim relations and the dialogue between faiths.

A builder of bridges

After becoming Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, he said: “My prayer to God is very simple, that I would be able to be a bridge builder; to create the culture of respect for differences, a culture of accepting people as human beings and loving them for who they are in Christ. If within the communion, we have this understanding, we can live together with our differences.”

As a bridge builder, Archbishop Josiah has  said that his “ministry is to help Africa understand Europe and Europe to understand Africa”.

The event is open to all and booking is not necessary.