The Anglican Communion is actively involved in walking together with others – it does not work in isolation. It has different working relationships with a number of world communions, both in bilateral and multilateral conversations.

For some this is a close working relationship which is described as being ‘in full communion’, which means participating fully in worship and receiving communion at the Eucharist. For others it involves walking with them, but may not include receiving communion during worship.

 The Anglican Communion also has a close working relationship with two particular multilaterals:

  •  The World Council of Churches: a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one Eucharistic fellowship expressed in worship and in common life in Christ.
  • The Global Christian Forum: representatives from the churches historically associated with the ecumenical movement and new ones from the Pentecostal, Evangelical, and African Instituted families of churches.