The Anglican Alliance for development, relief and advocacy


The Anglican Alliance is an initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion. Its purpose is to connect and strengthen the integral mission of the Church in development, relief and advocacy across the Communion.  It is an international initiative that brings together churches and agencies to work for a world free of poverty and injustice. Its focus is to build on the work already being undertaken across the Communion, build capacity, co-ordinate and provide a clear voice for the Communion in international development.

First proposed at the 2008 Lambeth Conference, the Alliance was pioneered by a steering group from across the Communion. In January 2011 the first Director was appointed - Sally Keeble, a former UK international development minister.

In January 2014 Revd Andy Bowerman and Revd Rachel Carnegie joined the Alliance as Co-Directors.  Between them they are taking forward the mandate for development, relief and advocacy, having previously worked with international organisations including Tearfund, Save the Children and Unicef. Most recently. Rachel has served as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary for International Development and Andy has been a mission rector in the South West England.

The Alliance is governed by a Board, chaired by Archbishop Albert Chama of the Province of Central Africa. It also has an international Advisory Council and regional forums to guide its work.

The Alliance is run by a secretariat based at the ACO office in London, with international facilitators for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific based in each region.

For more information please visit the Anglican Alliance website at or call +44 (0)20 7313 3922