This year’s Anglican Consultative Council meeting is taking place at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, with other related events taking place around New Zealand.

For those members of the media who wish to cover ACC-15, they may:

  1. Apply for accreditation to attend in person. Accredited media will have access to the morning press briefings and the daily press conferences. They will also have access to the Media Area in the cathedral during the meeting. Where possible they will also be able to attend other ACC-related events/occasions.
  2. Register for email updates. Currently the ACC Media Team plan to produce the following:
    • Podcasts from the press conferences
    • Podcasts of other key speeches
    • Written bulletins summarising the key highlights from each day and media releases as required Sign up to ACNS here
    • Photographs taken during the duration of the conference will also be posted on the Flickr site here for use by members of the media.
    • [Not yet confirmed] Video footage comprising interviews with ACC members and shots of key moments during the ACC meeting[1]

These will all be available from the Anglican Communion website.

Phone numbers for members of the ACC Media Team will be provided to accredited media for any inquiries during the meeting.

NB: There is regrettably no WIFI in the Cathedral. Media are therefore advised to provide other alternatives, e.g. a wireless internet USB adapter fitted with a local SIM card

Media Accreditation

Media accreditation is reserved for members of bona fide [2] media companies: print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media [3] and to those employed as a communicator or journalist by a member church of the Anglican Communion. Anyone wanting accreditation must:

And either:

  • Send a scan of a valid media identification issued by a recognised media association or organisation to or a photocopy to 16 Tavistock Crescent, Westbourne Park, London, W11 1AP, UK [4] or
  • Send a scan or a photocopy of a commissioning letter from an editor from a recognised media organisation to or 16 Tavistock Crescent, Westbourne Park, London, W11 1AP, UK. [4]

Further information regarding ACC-15 should be addressed to Mr Jan Butter, Director for Communications, Anglican Communion Office. Tel: +44 (0)207 313 3908. UK mobile +44 (0)7889400889.

1. Please note: There will be no audio or video streaming of the plenary sessions, and none will be permitted

2. Note on bona fide media organisation: The Anglican Communion Office must be satisfied that the individuals applying for accreditation are bona fide media professionals and represent bona fide media organisations. The ACO reserves the right to request proof of a track record of reporting for media organisations on the Anglican Communion. Media accreditation is not accorded to the information outlets of non-governmental organisations. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the decisions of the Anglican Communion Office are final. The Anglican Communion Office reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation of journalists from media organisations who abuse the privileges so extended or put the accreditation to improper use.

3. Online media must also meet the following requirements:

  • The website must belong to a recognised media organisation and have a specific, verifiable street address and a telephone number.
  • The website must have at least 60% original news content or commentary or analysis, including coverage of Anglican Communion and/or its member Churches.
  • The website must be updated at a minimum of once a week.

4. Please note: Only you haven’t already done so in the past 24 months