ACC-17

ACC17-logo _500x 217ACC-17 takes place in Hong Kong, China, between 28 April and 5 May 2019. The theme is "Equipping God's People - Going Deeper in Intentional Discipleship". More than 110 ACC members plus guests from around the world have been invited to the conference, which is being held at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong. 

The programme includes daily Bible studies; reports and briefings and services at St John's Cathedral. There will be a presidential address by the Archbishop of Canterbury and a report from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

There will also be visits to parishes with an opportunity for members to see local churches and their social ministry work.

ACC-17 will be shorter than previous meetings, lasting just eight days, but with formal opening and closing services on the first and last Sundays. The theme, "Equipping God's People - Going Deeper in Intentional Discipleship", builds on the Season of Intentional Discipleship which was launched at ACC-16 in 2016.

The programme is busy: there will be four working sessions most days but there will also be opportunities for ACC members to see Hong Kong and experience the work of the church there first-hand.

Each day will begin with Morning Prayer followed by Bible Studies in small groups. After morning sessions there will be a daily Eucharist with leadership and content to reflect the richness and diversity of the Communion.  Afternoon sessions will conclude with Evening Prayer. Most evenings will include an opportunity to experience Compline towards the end of the day. 

The programme will include reports on:

  • Intentional Discipleship
  • ACC work at the United Nations and on Women in Church and Society
  • Ecumenical work
  • Anglican Communion Networks

In addition, the Anglican Communion's Safe Church Commission will present its proposed guidelines.

Relevant documents will be available to members in advance through a specially-designated ACC-17 website. Documents will appear on this website in due course.

Resolutions

A list of resolutions passed by members of the Anglican Consultative Council at ACC-17 can be found by clicking here.