« Archbishop Elisey attends the Lord Mayor's Archbishops and Bishops Dinner »

 On Thursday, Feb 17th, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh was a guest of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of London, Lord and Lady Mountevans, at the Archbishops and Bishops dinner at Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor. This is a biennial event attended by the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England, together with representatives of other confessions and faiths, and Alderman and other officials of the City of London. The majority of Anglican bishops were present on this occasion, as the General Synod of the Church of England had been taking place in the preceding days.

Addresses were given by the Lord Mayor, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, and the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres.
Although a formal event accompanied by the pageantry of centuries of tradition, the dinner was marked by a friendly atmosphere and a common concern that the City of London with all its cultural and religious diversity, should be a place of opportunity and innovation while aspiring to the highest ethical standards. 
His Eminence was accompanied by Archpriest Joseph Skinner, the Secretary of the Diocesan Council and a priest of the London Cathedral.