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The Diocese of Seoul, Korea

Our diocesan Mothers Union has had a link with the Korean church for some time, but it was just prior to the Lambeth Conference in 2008 that discussions began about the formation of a wider diocesan link. Since then the idea has been explored through exchange visits by bishops, clergy and lay people, to discuss areas of mutual interest.

In June 2011, at Peterborough Cathedral, a declaration of intent was signed by Bishop Donald and Bishop Paul (Primate of the Anglican Church of Korea and Bishop of Seoul). This has been the foundation for deepening friendship and discussions between the two dioceses.

The Anglican Church in Korea started in 1890 when Charles John Corfe, a naval chaplain, was sent there as its first bishop. Since 1965 it has been an Anglican province and now has three dioceses, two hundred or more priests, a university, four religious communities and sixty social welfare centres.



Alex Tolley


 Articles about our developing link with the Diocese of Seoul

A visit to the Diocese of Seoul, Korea

Korean visiters at Staverton