Structures

The Anglican Communion has no central authority figure or body. Each Member Church of the Communion makes its own decisions in its own ways. However, their decision making bodies are guided by recommendations from each Lambeth Conference, Anglican Consultative Council, Primates' Meeting and from the Archbishop of Canterbury - known collectively as the Instruments of Communion. 

The Secretariat, also known as the Anglican Communion Office, based in London England support Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide to carry out any requests from the Instruments and work to enable members of the Anglican Communion to fulfil their calling to be God's people in the world.

Learn more about the Instruments, the Member Churches and the Secretariat in this section.