ACNS 4247 | ACO | 12 FEBRUARY 2007
World-wide Anglican leaders gather in Tanzania
ACNS Special Media Advisory
In the days running up to the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion (15-19 February), the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and the Primates will meet in the White Sands Hotel for their regular annual meeting.
The ACC is one of the "instruments of communion" with laity, clergy and bishops included in the membership from eight provinces of the Communion. The meetings include the examination of funding through the Inter Anglican Finance Committee, as each province is asked to help fund the operations and programmes of the London based Anglican Communion Office (ACO). The staff members come from England, Jamaica, Uganda, USA, Zambia, Ireland, Colombia and Australia.
On Tuesday, the Archbishop of Canterbury will arrive from London (scheduled for 7.25 a.m.) at the airport and will be greeted by the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania and other officials and church people. Press and media welcome for this photo-call (only).
Notes for Editors and Media Persons
The meetings are always private and are not open to the public. There is no official press facility (as previously announced). There is a small business centre run by the hotel (internet connections were not functioning on Sunday the 11th). >From 14 February, as needed, a media briefing (accredited press see: http://www.aco.org/primates/press/index.cfm ) will be held each evening at 6.45 p.m. in the main reception area of the hotel. The official spokesperson for the meeting is the Archbishop of Australia, the Most Revd Philip Aspinall. Media/Press information and briefing contact number for Canon James Rosenthal, Communications Director, is 077 33 86 845 in Tanzania and from abroad +255 77 33 86 845. Additional mobile/cell is +44 780 389 4751 or from UK 0780 3894751. Fr Jonathan Jennings can be reached at the same number for matters relating directly to the Archbishop of Canterbury or call Marie Papworth at Lambeth Palace +44 207 898-1280 ADVANCE NOTICE
The Primates will travel to Zanzibar Cathedral next Sunday (18th). IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT us asap. Boat transport (2 hours) may be able to be provided at a reasonable cost from the port at Dar. (Passport numbers needed for non-residents for the state tax fee). Last minute arrangements are not possible due to government requirements.
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