The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and the Archbishop of York, David Hope, who has said his own sexuality is a "gray" area, led the closed-door summit, the Times of London reported.
The meeting was focused on an October report by church leaders that examined the growing schism between western bishops who promote same-sex unions and the Anglican Communion's majority members, mostly in the Third World, who endorse a traditional, biblical view of sexuality. The communion includes about 75 million members worldwide.
The October report called for an end to same-sex blessing ceremonies and the consecration of gay bishops, but such ceremonies continue to be widely performed across Britain. Indeed, the nation's Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement expects 1,000 a year once a civil partnerships law takes effect next year.
Wednesday's meeting is designed to prepare for a broader January meeting on the October report as well as a General Synod in February, in which Anglican leaders in each of the communion's 38 provinces are supposed to act on the report's recommendations.