Commissions of the Anglican Communion are official bodies established at the direction of the one of the Instruments: the Anglican Consultative Council, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primates’ Meeting or the Lambeth Conference. 

 A commission will have a specific mandate for a particular task and operate for a set period of time. It will report to the Instruments.  The chair is chosen by the Archbishop of Canterbury with the agreement of the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. The members are then nominated by the Secretary General with the agreement of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  They will reflect the breadth of the Communion and the expertise needed for the commission’s task.



Anglican Interfaith Commission

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The Commission was created to bring mutual understanding and to build trust between different faith groups working internationally and through five regional groups.

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Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission

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An international body set up to promote the safety of people within churches of the Anglican Communion – with a particular focus on children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO)

An international body, set up in 2008, which advises provinces and Anglican Instruments on a range of ecumenical matters and reviews developments in the areas of unity, faith and order. It also advises on intra-Anglican concerns.

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Commission for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion (CTEAC)

The Anglican Consultative Council’s Standing Committee approved the establishing of the Commission for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion (CTEAC) in February 2022. Under the chairmanship of Archbishop Dr Howard Gregory it has taken over and is extending TEAC’s work in years ahead through Provincial Commissioners, Consultants and working groups. It will strengthen networking across seminaries and churches and develop online resources. Seminaries and training programmes are being invited to become associate members. Thirty-eight provinces have nominated commissioners. The Commission was officially launched at ACC18 in Accra, Ghana.

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Anglican Communion Science Commission

The Anglican Communion Science Commission (ACSC) will formally launch at the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops in July and August 2022.

The ACSC Commissioners include scientists, theologians and church leaders from around the world. The ACSC will also benefit from a representative group of bishops nominated by the primates of each of the 41 churches that make up the Anglican Communion.

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