December 2, 2013

A Catholic group with “an ecumenical vocation” will establish a community of prayer at the headquarters of the leader of worldwide Anglican Communion.

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury has invited four members of Chemin Neuf to live at Lambeth Palace, his London residence, beginning in January.

The group will include an Anglican married couple, a Lutheran studying to be a pastor and a Catholic.

They will replace a community of Anglican nuns who, for the last 24 years, have lived at the palace.

The community will share in the daily round of prayer that underpins Welby’s ministry and will “further the ecumenical and international dimensions of his work.”