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 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…More

The ACC meets every two or three years and its present policy is to meet in different parts of the world. Since it began there have been fifteen meetings of the Council. The current meeting ACC-15 was held in Auckland New Zealand from 27th October and 7th November 2012.


Current News Items

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams said today that his successor was going to have to map the Biblical vision of humanity and community onto the worst situations in society.

On the last morning of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand the members considered a final set of resolutions, many of which reflected on work and conversations that had occurred earlier in the meeting.

What does it mean to witness to your Christian faith in a multi-faith world? That was the topic of last evening’s public presentation at the ACC, the last of the three for this Auckland gathering.

On the penultimate day of the Anglican Consultative Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand the members of the Council elected six members to serve on the Standing Committee. It is expected that the standing committee will hold its first meeting in April or May of 2013.

One way to enhance the Instruments of Communion might be greater regional gatherings, involvement and understanding according to the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC).

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Current Podcasts

In his final Presidential address, the Archbishop of Canterbury this evening told the Anglican Communion not to accept second best, but to seek a balance between corrective authority and enabling authority while still doing God�s work.


The Anglican Communion's newest network, the Safe Church Network, has announced it is planning a conference in Africa for 2014 around how to make churches safer for vulnerable people.


Director of the Anglican Alliance, Sally Keeble, told the gathered members of the Anglican Consultative Council today (Tuesday) that the Anglican Alliance existed to strengthen the capacity of the Communion to undertake development, relief and advocacy.


Canon Kenneth Kearon told the ACC15 press conference today that Holy Trinity Cathedral dean the Very Revd Jo Kelly-Moore and Anglicans of New Zealand three tikanga [streams] had given the Anglican Communion members a very warm welcome


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams gave the sermon at today's beautiful opening eucharist for the ACC-15 meeting at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.


After a rousing Maori welcome to TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand, Archbishop Rowan Williams' responded by celebrating thanking his hosts and celebrating the place of the Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia in the Communion's past and present.


"It is your Church, your home, ask for the best of your best of your pastors and teachers" with those words the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams concluded an extraordinary morning of welcome at the TelstraClear Pacific events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand.



Audio Visual

visualVideo - Sarah Tomlinson, a co-opted youth member of ACC-15, reflects on her role, the ACC gathering and the Anglican Communion

visualVideo - Leah Carrell, reflects on the official welcome and getting to chat with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

visualVideo - Burundi's Claudette Kigeme speaks during ACC-15 about the International Anglican Women's Network

visualVideo - Marion Little of the Anglican Communion's newest international Network 'The Safe Church Network' speaks about the network and its time at ACC-15

visualVideo - Sepiuta Hala'api'api shares her thoughts as a Steward on ACC-15

visualSoundslide - Soundslides: Kapa Haka

visualVideo - The youth stewards speak about their role at ACC-15

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