THE MOST REVEREND ++ JUSTIN WELBY 

 

On 9 November 2012, Justin Welby was announced as the 105th Archbishop of the See of Canterbury. He officially became Archbishop on 4 February 2013, succeeding Dr. Rowan Williams who retired at the end of December 2012. The new Archbishop was enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral on 21 March 2013. His interests include French culture, sailing, and politics. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS ANGLICANISM?  "The 1930 Lambeth Conference described the Anglican Communion as a 'fellowship, within the one holy catholic and apostolic church, of those duly constituted dioceses, provinces or regional churches in communion with the see of Canterbury.'" - Colin Buchanan, Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism.

 

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Anglicanism is one of the traditions, or expressions, of this Christian faith. Other Christian traditions include Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Protestant Churches, which include Lutheran, Baptist, and Pentecostal Churches. The word Anglican originates in ecclesia anglicana, a medieval Latin phrase dating to at least 1246 that means the English Church, but in the past two centuries, the tradition has been adopted around the world. There are tens of millions of people around the world who are part of national or regional Churches which call themselves Anglican (or Episcopal in some countries). These Churches are collectively are known as the Anglican Communion.

 

Anglicans and Episcopalians the world over share aspects of their history, tradition, and ways of worshipping. (Learn more about Anglican belief here) But no two churches are exactly alike even within a diocese, let alone a province or between countries. This unity in diversity is one of the things that make the Anglican Communion so special and such rich ground from which to change to the world.

 

WHAT DO ANGLICANS BELIEVE? 

 

Anglicans believe that there is only one God, but there are three elements to this one God: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit; that human beings' decision to reject this eternal God and live according to their own standards (sin) causes a relational breakdown between them; that God the Son, Jesus Christ, lived and died to give people a model and a way to be reconciled with God.

 

Anglicans consider the Bible to be fundamental to life as a Christian and believe that "the Scriptures contain all things necessary for salvation". Anglicans believe that the Christian life involves regular praise and prayer, both private and public and that Christians must practice what they preach and pray - both on Sundays (the day when Anglicans normally gather for worship) and every day, as they seek to live out their worship.

 

Anglicans believe that people become members of God's Church through Baptism, and all Christians celebrate Holy Communion (also known as Eucharist) as a shared ‘meal’ (of bread/wafer and wine) which they eat together in Jesus’ name. Anglicans accept the major Creeds as expressing their Christian faith: The Apostle's Creed is the statement of faith used in Baptism and Morning and Evening Prayer, while the Nicene Creed is prayed in the service of Holy Communion. (These can be found in any Anglican prayer book.) Anglicans summarize their basic beliefs in The Catechism (an old word, meaning “what is to be taught”

 

WHAT IS PARTICULARLY DISTINCTIVE? 

 

An important caveat is about this question is that if you ask three Anglicans about doctrine you’ll get five different answers! Anglicanism’s greatest strength - its willingness to tolerate a wide variety of Anglican faith and lifestyle - is also the thing that provokes the most debate among its practitioners.

 

Anglicans, however, do agree that their beliefs and practices, their authority, derive from an integration of Scripture (the Holy Bible), Reason (the intellect and the experience of God) and Tradition (the practices and beliefs of the historical church). This ‘three-legged stool’ is said to demonstrate a ‘balance’ in the Anglican approach to faith contrasting it with Roman Catholic and the Protestant doctrines. The term via media when used in reference to the Anglican tradition generally refers to the idea that Anglicanism represents a middle way between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. Rather than saying Anglicanism is Protestant – like Lutheranism or Calvinism – rather it would be more accurate to say it is Catholic (believing it is still part of God’s one Church and having bishops as Church leaders) but reformed (in that it shares the principles of other Christian Churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in 16th Century) in what has become known as the Protestant Reformation.

 

 

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HISTORY OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH

 

The Church of England (which until the 20th century included the Church in Wales) initially separated from the Bishop of Rome during the reign of King Henry VIII, reunited under Queen Mary I and then separated again under Queen Elizabeth I. The Church of England has always thought of itself not as a new foundation but rather as a reformed continuation of the ancient "English Church" (Ecclesia Anglicana) and a reassertion of that church's rights. As such it was a distinctly national Church.

 

Anglican worship outside of Britain begins as early as 1578 in Canada. The Anglican Communion traces much of its growth to the older mission organisations of the Church of England such as the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK, founded in 1698), the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG founded 1701, now known as Us) and the Church Missionary Society (CMS, founded 1799).

 

They sent missionaries to countries including those colonized by the British. During the 18th and 19th Centuries, bishops from the British Isles led dioceses and national Churches in a variety of countries including India, Canada, the West Indies, and New Zealand. A notable exception was The Right Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther who was the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria during the latter part of the 19th Century.

In 1783, following the American War of Independence the parishes of Connecticut elected Samuel Seabury as their bishop. As the Church of England could no longer ordain him, he turned to the Scottish Episcopal Church - a move seen by some as the beginnings of an Anglican Communion with autonomous Member Churches.

 

 

THE INSTRUMENTS OF COMMUNION

 

Local bishops eventually became Metropolitans and in 1867 76 Anglican bishops attended the first Lambeth Conference following an invitation from Archbishop of Canterbury Charles Longley. This is the first of what has become known as the Instruments of Communion, one of three gatherings of Anglicans/Episcopalians that include the Anglican Consultative Council and Primates' Meeting (see below).

 

Over the years, national churches gained independence from the Church of England and the Anglican Communion has become what is described in the quote at the top of the page: a global family of national and regional Churches.

 

In 1968 those gathered at the Lambeth Conference discerned the need for more frequent and more representative contact among the Churches than was possible through a once-a-decade conference of bishops. The constitution of an Anglican Consultative Council was accepted by the general synods or conventions of all the Member Churches of the Anglican Communion. The Council came into being in October 1969. It is the only one of the three Instruments that includes the participation of the laity, priests, and deacons.

 

The Primates' Meeting was established in 1978 by Archbishop Donald Coggan (101st Archbishop of Canterbury) as an opportunity for “leisurely thought, prayer, and deep consultation” and has met regularly since.

 

THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION TODAY

 

Today the Anglican Communion is 39 autonomous national and regional Churches plus six Extra-Provincial Churches and dioceses; all of which are in Communion - in a reciprocal relationship - with the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the Communion's spiritual head.

 

There is no Anglican central authority such as a pope. Each Church makes its own decisions in its own ways, guided by recommendations from the Lambeth Conference, Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates' Meeting and the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

 

Anglicans and Episcopalians have always worked and worshipped together across national borders to support each others' lives and ministry. The insight, experience, and wisdom contributed to joint endeavors by Anglican Communion members from all provinces mean that the Communion can pack a real punch at national and international levels. Examples of such collaboration can be found in the Communion's Networks, in projects such as Anglican Witness, the Anglican Alliance, in its International Commission on Unity, Faith and Order and on the Anglican Communion News Service. 

 

It has always been a strength of the Anglican Communion that such co-operation continues and flourishes despite significant disagreements on certain issues. Other Christian traditions look to the Anglican Communion to learn from its ability to have good disagreements. Projects such as Continuing Indaba and Living Reconciliation testify to how reconciliation is at the heart of our Communion.

 

 

 

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Archbishop ++ Justin Welby is married to Caroline, who studied Classics at Cambridge, where they met. They have two sons and three daughters.

 

ARCHBISHOP JUSTIN'S PRIORITIES 

 

On taking office in March 2013, Archbishop Justin announced three priority areas for his ministry over the coming years.

 

The renewal of prayer and the Religious Life


Reconciliation


Evangelism and witness

The first ever African Anglican Archbishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, of Nigeria.
Photo Credit: CMS

 

History meets the present day: Archbishops Whitgift and Welby meet at Hampton Court.
Photo Credit: ACNS/Neil Vigers

 

ANGLICAN CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL

 

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 coordinate common action. It advises on the organization 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 bylaws 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 select their representatives in different ways. Meetings are held around the world approximately every three years. The most recent (ACC-16) was in Lusaka, Zambia in April 2016. (See here for documents.) The next is in Hong Kong in 2019.

 

 

 

The Queen and the Church of England

 

The Sovereign holds the title 'Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England'. These titles date back to the reign of King Henry VIII, who was initially granted the title 'Defender of the Faith' in 1521 by Pope Leo X. When Henry VIII renounced the spiritual authority of the Papacy in 1534 he was proclaimed 'supreme head on earth' of the Church of England. This was repealed by Queen Mary I but reinstated during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who was proclaimed 'Supreme Governor' of the Church of England.

 

The Queen's relationship with the Church of England was symbolized at the Coronation in 1953 when Her Majesty was anointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and took an oath to "maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England".

 

On the advice of the Prime Minister The Queen appoints Archbishops, Bishops, and Deans of the Church of England, who then swear an oath of allegiance and pay homage to Her Majesty. Church of England deacons and parish priests also swear an oath of allegiance to the Sovereign.

 

In spiritual and practical matters the Church of England is led by 108 Bishops and managed by a General Synod, which is elected every five years from the laity and clergy of its 41 dioceses. The Synod meets twice annually in London or York to consider legislation for the good of the Church. The legislation is subject to Parliamentary veto and receives Royal Assent as Acts of Parliament. The General Synod also passes ecclesiastical regulations called Canons. These Canons, which bind the clergy and laity of the Church, are submitted to The Queen for promulgation by Royal Licence on the advice of the Home Secretary. Find out more about the structure of the Church of England on their website.

In 1970 The Queen became the first Sovereign to inaugurate and address the General Synod in person. Since then Her Majesty has inaugurated and addressed the opening session of the General Synod every five years after diocesan elections.

 

 

The Queen and the Church of Scotland

 

Monarchs have sworn to maintain the Church of Scotland since the sixteenth century. The duty to "preserve the settlement of the true Protestant religion as established by the laws made in Scotland" was affirmed in the 1707 Act of Union between England and Scotland.

 

The Queen made this pledge at the first Privy Council meeting of her reign in February 1952.

The Queen's relationship with the Church of Scotland was symbolized by a Service of Dedication in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on 24 June 1953, three weeks after the Coronation. During this ceremony, Her Majesty was blessed by the Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

 

The Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian church and recognizes only Jesus Christ as 'King and Head of the Church'. The Queen, therefore, does not hold the title 'Supreme Governor' of the Church of Scotland; when attending Church services in Scotland Her Majesty does so as an ordinary member.

The Church of Scotland is entirely self-governing. It is managed on a local level by kirk sessions, at a district level by presbyteries, and at a national level by the General Assembly, which comprises 850 commissioners and meets each May, generally in Edinburgh. Find out more about the government of the Church of Scotland on their website.

 

The Sovereign is represented at the General Assembly by the Lord High Commissioner, who attends as an observer and is appointed by Her Majesty on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Lord High Commissioner makes opening and closing addresses to the General Assembly and reports to Her Majesty on its proceedings. Members of the Royal Family have acted as Lord High Commissioners. The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, has attended and addressed the General Assembly on a number of occasions, most recently in 2002. 

 

The Queen and other faiths

 

The Queen acknowledges and celebrates religious diversity and tolerance in the UK and the Commonwealth. This is reflected in Her Majesty's Christmas and Commonwealth Day messages, which often address the theme of inter-faith harmony and tolerance.

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The Queen and other faiths

 

The Queen acknowledges and celebrates religious diversity and tolerance in the UK and the Commonwealth. This is reflected in Her Majesty's Christmas and Commonwealth Day messages, which often address the theme of inter-faith harmony and tolerance.

The Worldwide Anglican Church is the Anglican Church of the Traditional Anglican Faith dated back since 1921. As a partner in the universal church, we proclaim and celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship and action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR HISTORY

The Worldwide Anglican Church has been succeeded to preserve the traditional Anglican faith from the direct descendant of the African Orthodox Church.

 

 

The African Orthodox Church(AOC) owed its Episcopate and Apostolic Authority to the Syrian Church of Antioch where their disciples were first called Christians, and of which the See of St Peter the Apostle was the first Bishop.

 

In a Bull issued by Ignatius Peter III, Patriarch of Antioch and the East, permission was given for the Consecration of the Priest Joseph Rene Vilatteas Archbishop – Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of America, namely, for churches adhering to the Orthodox Faith; and, on May 29th, 1892, Archbishop Vilatte was duly consecrated in Ceylon by Archbishop Julius Alvarez, assisted by the Syrian Bishops George Gregorius and Paul Athanasius, all three being under obedience of the Patriarch of Antioch.

On September 28th, 1921, in the United States, George Alexander McGuire, who was born in South Africa, and served in Anglican Church in South Africa, and the United States of America until 1918until he was rejected by the administration of the Anglican Church (Canterbury) after he had been elected to the office of Bishop, was consecrated to the first Bishop and Primate of the AOC by Archbishop Joseph Rene Vilatte, assisted by Bishop Carl A. Nybladh who had been consecrated by Vilatte. Bishop McGuire was thrived to lay the foundation of the newborn AOC and on September 10th, 1924, he was elected to Archbishop. 

 

Then Archbishop McGuire declared that he was forming a sect of the Anglican Church “for our race”, thus the unity of the AOC, South Africa and the United States of America, began. Archbishop McGuire was elected as Patriarch by the Conclave Of Bishops with the title of Alexander I.

 

In 1934, the AOC had about 30,000 members, about fifty clergies, and thirty churches in Africa and the United States of America. Alexander I died on November 10th, 1934, and Archbishop George Ford (1897-2004), succeeded the mantle.

 

 

Pictured below: Patriarch Alexander I

 

Fight against APARTHEID and strong ties with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

 

 

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Church played a massive role in the fight against APARTHEID in South Africa and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the United States of America.

In 1997, AOC implemented the reform and changed its name to Anglican African Orthodox Church(AAOC). From its inception, the AAOC set out to prevent the notion that we are a black church. We made it clear that we serve all God’s people; thus, in 2002 there was a name change to Anglican Church Worldwide(ACW).

 

Unjust leadership prompts the Church Reformation

 

The initiative to commence the ACW reform was taken by the prevailing Bishops and Priests as a consequence of the egocentric leadership, obscure accounting and duplicitous exploitation demonstrated by the former Presiding Archbishop in Illinois, the USA during his administration.


Following the eradication of wrongful concords of the previous administration, the ACW renounced its name and became the Worldwide Anglican Church(WAC) in July 2017.


Operations of the Church is now conducted with utmost fairness, and the organization is dedicated to establishing a resilient and welcoming foundation for devoted believers worldwide.

 

 

 

HISTORICAL COMMUNION

 

In December 2018, the Worldwide Anglican Church and Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church (MWMAC) came into Inter-communion with each other to form a robust union. 

HISTORICAL APPOINTMENT

 

Pictured above - In addition to this Inter-communion, the Worldwide Anglican Church appointed its first female Archbishop, British/American The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson of the Mercy Worldwide Anglican Church to the Archbishop Directorate General of the Americas, and Matriarch in a truly historical moment in the WAC and the worldwide Anglican Church history. Pictured alongside Archbishop Johnson is the Patriarch of WAC, His Grace The Most Revd Christopher Lwanga Tusubira  Ex-officio - Patriarch, Archbishop Directorate General of Africa, (Uganda.)

 

 

 

FOUNDATION

 

The work of this body began in earnest and it took (and is) in developing a strong foundation.

 

We began in South Africa and the USA, but now we have purview over 700 parishes and 800 clergies across five continents which will enhance the unified traditional Anglican faith.

History will decide on the work of the WAC, but it will be left to our successors to carry the vision. It is our hope that we, who have planted the seeds of growth, while we will not see it, will bear fruit that brings others to the kingdom of God. We pray at that time that much will not be said of who we were, but that what we have done.

 

The Worldwide Anglican Church Central Office is registered and incorporated in Uganda.

 

 

 

Why Worldwide Anglican Church?

 

Because many Anglican branches moved away from the Word of God into so-called political correctness. The Worldwide Anglican Church(WAC) was born to ensure the upholding of the faith and the word of God. This does not mean that the WAC is the only traditional church to do so, or that we have all the answers; but true to our faith, we enforce the Word of God in all our practices. From time to time it is necessary to make adjustments” and theological changes, but always within the framework of the Word of God.

OUR PRINCIPLES

 

The WAC holds to the principles of the traditional faith of which we believe is the word of God and the fulfillment of Christian Faith. We believe that Christ died for our sins; there is no other variation, questions or thought. These attributes are true “Matters of Faith”, not to be changed, compromised or ignored by the stewards and clergy of the WAC.

 

We believe the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testament, contain all things necessary to salvation and are the ultimate rule and standard of faith. We present our faith by the Nicene and Apostle’s Creeds as positive statements of the Christian faith and growth. We emphasize the necessity of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. We support and promote Apostolic Succession.

 

The WAC is a worldwide Church that has set goals of obeying our Lord Jesus Christ’ great commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, …………”
(Matthew 28:19)

 

 

What is Worldwide Anglican Church?

 

The Worldwide Anglican Church was formed to ensure the upholding of the faith and the Word of God.  From time to time it is necessary to make adjustments and theological changes, but always within the framework of the Holy Spirit & the Written Word. The Worldwide Anglican Church holds to the principles of the traditional faith of which we believe that the Word of God is the fulfillment of Christian Faith.

 

What is its Spiritual Mission?

 

We make use of all seven (7) Sacraments, necessary to the process of salvation. We recognize:
– Holy Baptism
– Holy Eucharist
– Confirmation
– Penance
– Holy Unction
– Ordination and
– Marriage

 

What classifies the Worldwide Anglican Church?

 

We believe in the dedication of service to our fellowmen, our ambition is building the Church and boldness in facing difficulty in Godly ventures which are heavenly pursuits.

 

Motto

 

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, …………” (Matthew 28:19)

 

The Shield

 

The design dates back from the late 1500’s, of Church of England. Adjustments have been made for the Worldwide Anglican Church Mission.

 

Origin of Formation

 

On September 28th, 1921, in the City of Chicago, George Alexander McGuire, a black Bishop born in South Africa, who was rejected by the administration of the Anglican Church after he had been elected to the office of Bishop, was consecrated first Bishop and Primate.

 

Outreach & Current Status

 

Countries: Barbados, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Japan, Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Uganda, United State of America, Rwanda and other countries in West Africa and West Indies. The Worldwide Anglican Church has purview over 700 parishes and 800 clergies across five continents which will enhance the unified traditional Anglican faith.

 

Order of Clergy 

 

Patriarch, Archbishop, Bishop, Archdeacon, Vicar General, Canon, Priest, Deacon, Sub-Deacon, Laity.

 

Relationship with the Anglican Communion

 

Many of the continuing Churches of the Anglican faith wrestle with whether they are in communion with the Anglican Communion or not. The Worldwide Anglican Church is NOT in communion with the Anglican Communion administratively, BUT spiritually.

 

Apostolic Succession

 

The Worldwide Anglican Church maintains and supports Apostolic Succession. It is three-fold Orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

 

Vision

 

To promote Peace, Unity, and Reconciliation. We bestow Holy Orders uniquely upon those who profess the call of Christ. We recognize the Holy Office of Deaconess for Women called to serve the Church.

 

The Ministry of Laity

 

Our Clergy are dedicated to “equipping” the Church by teaching the faith in order that each Christian may go into the world to proclaim the Gospel and fulfill the work, mercy, and love that Christ passed on to us.

 

Cooperation with others

 

It is our intent to reach out to all offering ourselves as examples of Christian love while preserving our Anglican heritage and traditions. We formed the Worldwide Anglican Communion and offer to share through dialogue and discussion.

 

Sacraments

 

The Worldwide Anglican Church makes use of all the seven Sacraments, necessary to the process of salvation. We recognize:
Holy Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance, Holy Unction, Ordination, and Marriage.

 

Liturgical Calendars & Colors 

 

By tradition, colors are used. There are vestments for different seasons and feasts of the Church Calendar Year

 

White: Purity, used for Christmastide, Epiphany, Eastertide, Ascension Tide


Red: Pentecost, Masses of the Holy Ghost


Green: Represents life. Present on ordinary Sundays, after Epiphany and Easter, called Trinity


Violet: Used on Penitential occasions and requiems


Black: For Requiems, All Soul’s Day and Good Fridays


Pink: Marks for joy during periods of Penitence and Fasting

 

Eucharist

 

From the Greek Word meaning:
Thanksgiving. Our common name, Holy Communion, Lord’s Supper or Mass. This celebration is the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord’s Day.

 

Liturgy

 

"Word," comprises from two Greek words which mean “work of the people”. Liturgy is the public prayer or worship of God’s people gathered in community.

 

 

LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

 

Archbishops’ Council

 

The Archbishops’ Council is a charity, set up to coordinate, promote, aid and further the work and mission of the Worldwide Anglican Church. It does this by providing worldwide support to the Church in provinces, dioceses and locally, working closely with the House of Bishops and other bodies of the Church. 

 

Objectives

Evangelism


To bring more of the people to the faith of Christ through the Worldwide Anglican Church.

 

Discipleship


To strengthen the Christian faith and life of all who worship God in the Worldwide Anglican Church.

 

Ministry


To ensure there are sufficient ordained and lay ministers of the required gifts and qualities who are effectively deployed to enable the Worldwide Anglican Church to

fulfill its mission and to support those ministers in their calling, development, ministry, and retirement.

 

Common good


To contribute to transforming our society and communities more closely to reflect the Kingdom of God through loving acts of

neighborliness and service to all.

 

Education


To promote high-quality Christian education in Worldwide Anglican Church schools and voluntary education settings, and through our Church contribution to other schools, colleges, further and higher education institutions.

 

Resources for the Church


To help provinces, dioceses

and cathedrals to be most effective in their mission, by providing cost-effective worldwide and specialist services and advice.

 

Safeguarding


To ensure all children and vulnerable adults are safe in the Church.

 

Governance


To operate the worldwide governance arrangements of the Worldwide Anglican as cost-effectively as possible in pursuit of the Church’s mission.

 

A Church for all people


To be a Church that can provide a home for all people worldwide.

 

General Synod

The General Synod is the assembly of the Worldwide Anglican Church.

 

The General Synod considers legislation affecting the whole of the Worldwide Anglican Church, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of international importance.

 

House of Bishops

 

The House of Bishops is one of three bodies that make up the General Synod, all members of the House of Bishops are members of the General Synod. They meet separately to talk about issues such as episcopal ministry, mission and international issues that affect the Church.

The House of Bishops has a role in matters relating to doctrine, liturgy or Sacrament. Also, it has the right to considers and approves legislation and approves the annual budget of the Church.

The House of Bishops is made up of thirteen Bishops with seniority of service status. In addition, some Provincial Episcopal Visitors (other bishops and Episcopal Directors) may attend and speak at meetings of the House but are unable to vote.

Honorable Members of the House Of Bishops

 

College Of Bishops

 

All serving bishops and Episcopal Directors in the Worldwide Anglican Church are members of the College of Bishops.

All serving bishops and Episcopal Directors

 

Conclave Of Bishops

 

The Conclave Of Bishops is the highest body in the General Synod and the highest decision-making body in the Worldwide Anglican Church.

The member of the Conclave Of Bishops is a tenure appointment. The appointment must be approved unanimously by the prelates of the Conclave Of Bishops.  


Corporate Executive Committee

 

The Corporate Executive Committee is in Kampala, Uganda chaired by the Chief Executive Officer and assisted by the Chief Operation Officer. The Corporate Executive Committee is responsible for administering a corporation soundly.

Worldwide Anglican Church (Central Office) is registered and incorporated in Uganda.

 

Contact


The Central Office of the Worldwide Anglican Church,
P.O.Box 35878, Kampala, Uganda.
Telephone: +256-772-514-100
Email: wac@worldwideanglicanchurch.net