Welcome to the Anglican Communion Website

The Anglican Communion is a family of 42 autonomous and independent-yet-interdependent national, pan-national and regional churches in communion with the see of Canterbury. These webpages showcase something of the work of the member Churches, official networks and commissions, and the Anglican Communion Office, the global secretariat for the Anglican Communion and its four Instruments of Communion. 


Primates' Meeting 2024

Read the communique and get information on the 2024 Primates’ Meeting

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Our Members

Find out about the 42 national, pan-national and regional Churches in the Anglican Communion.

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A number of official networks bring together Anglicans from around the world to plan and work together on areas of common concern in a diverse range of subjects, including church planting, environment, women, canon law and health and community.

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Ecumenical Relations

The Anglican Communion is part of the universal Church of Jesus Christ - the one holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Disagreements and schisms over the centuries have led to a multitude of denominations. The Anglican Communion is active in ecumenism and enjoys official dialogue with a number of partners, including Catholic. Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed and Pentecostal.

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Safeguarding within the Anglican Communion has its primary focus within the individual member churches. An international Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission produces guidance, training and resources to help provinces (the member churches) in this task.

The Secretariat of the Anglican Communion is aware of our own safeguarding responsibilities regarding staff and all the people we engage with.

If you have any safeguarding concerns about staff or officers of the Anglican Communion, please report them to our safeguarding officers, Mandy Marshall and Stephen Spencer, by email: [email protected].


Note: You can find contact details of support organisations in many countries on this external website.

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Instruments of Communion

The Anglican Communion is a relational organisation supported by four Instruments of Communion: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primates' Meeting, the Lambeth Conference (of Anglican bishops) and the Anglican Consultative Council. We have information on all the Instruments and details of previous meetings.

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The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

For many years, the Anglican Cycle of Prayer has been one of the most popular resources produced by the Anglican Communion Office. Through the ACP, Anglicans around the world have been united in praying on the same day for the same dioceses. Day by day, Monday to Saturday, we join in prayer for particular dioceses. And on Sundays, we pray mainly for provinces.

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Gender Justice

In the Anglican Communion we are committed to ensuring that our churches become a living witness to our belief that women and men are equally made in the image of God.

Within the Communion and beyond, we recognise that the empowerment of women and men to live and work in just relationship requires a transformation among individuals and in all our communities.

There are about 43 million women in the world-wide Communion with a vast diversity of experience and gifts. This section of the Anglican Communion website serves to tell their stories, share their experience and celebrate their achievements.

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Theological Education

Theological Education for the Anglican Communion (TEAC) was an initiative set up by the Anglican Primates in 2003 with the aim of helping all Anglican Christians to be theologically alert and sensitive to the call of God.

This work is now being taken forward by the Commission for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion (CTEAC), led by church leaders and theological educators from across the Anglican Communion. This will strengthen educational and training networks of mutual leaning and friendship and equip leaders through the development of online resources.

The information and resources on offer are not just for clergy or those training for ministry, but for the whole people of God in their learning of discipleship.

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Episcopal Ministry in the Anglican Communion

This is a new department taking forward the work of the Lambeth Conference into Phase Three.

More informationw will be forthcoming shortly, in the meantime a range of resources remain available on the Lambeth Conference website.

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Press Releases

We have a range of resources and information for journalists reporting on the Anglican Communion, including an archive of all press releases and statements issued by the Anglican Commuinion Office since June 2018.

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Anglican Communion News Service

The Anglican Communion News Service is a separate website with occasional news, features and blogs about the Anglican Communion, its churches, networks, commissions and staff.

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