An Anglican Covenant - Study Materials

The Inter-Anglican Standing Committee on Unity Faith and Order decided at its first meeting in 2009 to prepare and offer some study resources for The Anglican Communion Covenant.  A working group of IASCUFO has now completed two projects.  During this period when Anglican Provinces are in a process of discernment about whether or not they should adopt the Covenant, all Anglicans are invited to explore what the Covenant says. 

The first is a study guide (available as a pdf document) intended for parishes, deaneries, dioceses or groups of individuals wishing to explore the Covenant and the way it describes Anglican identity.  It contains the text of the Anglican Communion Covenant interspersed with summaries of the material.  Please feel free to download this guide and to adapt it for your own context. 

The second is a set of questions and answers about the Covenant.  It seeks to address some of the commonly asked questions but it is not a definitive commentary on the Covenant.   It may also be downloaded.  You may want to include some of this material in, for example, parish bulletins or diocesan papers.

The working group of IASCUFO includes the Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch New Zealand (convenor); the Rt Revd Kumara Ilangasinghe, recently retired Bishop of Kurunagala, Church of Ceylon; and the Revd Dr Simon Oliver, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Nottingham.