The role of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to facilitate the co-operative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, exchange information between the provinces and churches, and help to co-ordinate common action. It advises on the organisation and structures of the Communion, and seeks to develop common policies with respect to the world mission of the Church, including ecumenical matters.
The ACC has byelaws and a constitution and through its networks and programmes seeks to serve the needs of member churches. There is a chair, vice-chair and standing committee elected by the members. The current chair is the Most Revd Paul Kwong of Hong Kong. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the President the ACC.
The ACC can be seen as the most representative body of gathered Anglicans among the Instruments of Communion. It includes members of the laity, archbishops, bishops, priests, and deacons. Provinces send two or three representatives and select them in different ways. For the first time, at ACC-17, there will also be two youth delegates from each of the five regions.
Meetings are held around the world approximately every three years. The most recent (ACC-16) was in Lusaka, Zambia in April 2016. Members are pictured below. (See here for documents.) The next is in Hong Kong in 2019.
ACC-16, Lusaka, Zambia 2016
ACC 16: Lusaka, Zambia 2016
ACC 15: Auckland, New Zealand 2012
ACC 14: Kingston, Jamaica 2009
ACC 13: Nottingham 2005
ACC 12: Hong Kong 2002
ACC 11: Dundee, Scotland 1999
ACC 10: Panama 1996
ACC 9: Cape Town, Southern Africa 1993
ACC 8: Wales 1990
ACC 7: Singapore 1987
ACC 6: Badagry, Nigeria 1984
ACC 5: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England 1981
ACC 4: London, Ontario, Canada 1979
ACC 3: Trinidad 1976
ACC 2: Dublin, Republic of Ireland 1973
ACC 1: Limuru, Kenya 1971