The ACC's ecclesiastical polity is episcopal. At the top is the Church, which is international in character. The Church consists of Provinces, which are overseen by an Archbishop and cover continents or other large geographic areas. Each Province is made up of Dioceses, which generally follow the boundaries of countries or groups of states. Each diocese is overseen by a Bishop Ordinary, who is the governor and chief pastor within his jurisdiction. He is assisted in pastoral oversight by priests and deacons, who minister within the parish churches, and in governance by the synods, which are made up of the clergy and laity of a given jurisdiction.
The Original Province was formed after the Congress of St. Louis and Denver consecrations in 1978. Most of the ACC dioceses started out within the Original Province, but as the Church has grown, it has been necessary to receive or form new Provinces to provide appropriate oversight and care for the people therein. The Second Province (South Asia) was received in 1984; the Third Province (Southern Africa) was formed out of dioceses from the Original Province in 2021. You may access information for each diocese and its bishop or archbishop by expanding the sections below.
The Original Province
North and South America
Europe and Africa
Asia and the Pacific
College of Bishops
The Colleges of Bishops, under the Presidency of the Metropolitan, are in charge of the government and administration of the Provinces of the Anglican Catholic Church. They are also responsible for the promulgation of official teaching and the instruction of the faithful. The Colleges are comprised of all bishops of the Original and Second Province, active and retired, as well as any suffragans or coadjutors. Members of the College of Bishops of the Original Province are as follows.
The Most Reverend Mark Haverland, Archbishop and Metropolitan (Diocese of the South)
The Right Reverend Steven Ayule-Milenge (Diocese of Congo)
The Right Reverend Rocco Florenza (Diocese of New England)
The Right Reverend Wilson Garang (Diocese of Aweil)
The Right Reverend Paul Hewett (Diocece of the Holy Cross)
The Right Reverend Donald Lerow (Diocese of the Mid Atlantic)
The Right Reverend Terry Lowe (Diocese of New Orleans)
The Right Reverend Damien Mead (Diocese of the United Kingdom)
The Right Reverend Fungai Elfigio Mandizvidza (DIocese of Zimbabwe)
The Right Reverend Dominic Mdunyelwa (Diocese of Southern Africa)
The Right Reverend Solomzi Mentjies (Diocese of Christ the Redeemer)
The Right Reverend John Ndegwa (Diocese of Kenya)
THe Right Reverend Alphonse Vascaniat Ndutiye (Diocese of Cameroon)
The Right Reverend German Orrego-Hurtado (Diocese of New Granada)
The Right Reverend Stephen Scarlett (Diocese of the Holy Trinity)
The Right Reverend Rommie Starks (Diocese of the Midwest)
The Right Reverend Ian Woodman (Diocese of Australia and New Zealand)
The Right Reverend Mushtaq Andrew (Diocese of Lahore) *
*In the Province of South Asia, but currently attached to the Original Provice
The Right Reverend Presley Hutchens (Diocese of New Orleans)
The Right Reverend Denis Hodge (Diocese of Australia and New Zealand)
The Right Reverend Stanley Lazarczyk (Diocese of the South)
The Right Reverend William McClean (Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States)
Minutes from each College meeting (which are required by the Canons to be held at least once a year) are taken by the Clerk of the College and submitted to the Provincial Archives. For futher information these records, or any other matter related to the business of the College, please contact the Clerk, The Reverend Jonathan Foggin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The College of Bishops is responsible for overseeing Administrative Departments, each headed by a bishop and charged with a specific mission within the Church. There are currently seven such Departments in the Original Province.
The Department of Ecumenical Relations (The Most Reverend Mark Haverland)
The Department of Ecumenical Relations is responsible for promoting ecumenical dialog with other religious groups and exploring opportunities for cooperation in areas of common interest. This department is also responsible for crafting policy on the validation of orders, particularly in relation to other Anglican bodies.
The Department of Ministry (The Right Reverend Damien Mead)
The Department of the Ministry is responsible for the development of ministerial resources and the encouragement of vocations to the Sacred Ministry; the means and methods for meeting the canonical requirements for Holy Orders; the role and requirements of a Permanent or Perpetual Diaconate; the role and requirements, as well as encouragement, of late or mature vocations to the Sacred Ministry; the role, training, specific qualifications, and encouragement of vocations to the lay ministries of the Church, especially the respective Offices of Deaconess, Lay Reader, and Lay Worker of the Church; and the development of guidelines related to voluntary associations of a ministerial or quasi-ministerial nature which desire official status in the Original Province (Confraternities, Lay Associations, Brotherhoods, and the like).
The Department of Theological Education (The Right Reverend Presley Hutchens)
The Department of Theological Education is responsible for the provision and funding of theological education within the Province, as well as the awarding of scholarships and other incentives to support and promote vocations to the Priesthood.
The Department of the Armed Forces (The Right Reverend Donald Lerow)
The Department of The Armed Forces is charged with the responsibility of encouraging vocations to serve this Church in its mission to members of the Armed Services; developing the means and methods for additional instruction and training of Clergy and Laity serving in the Armed Services; and encouraging Parishes and Dioceses to seek ways to support the mission of this Church to members of the Armed Services.
The Department of Evangelism (The Right Stephen Scarlett)
The Department of Evangelism is responsible for instructing and encouraging members of the Church to act upon their duty to be heralds of the Good News and to build up the Kingdom of God. To assist such ends, the Department of Evangelism is charged with reviewing, studying, and recommending to the College of Bishops, policies and programs dealing with the means and methods of bringing people into the Church, and promoting the personal spiritual growth and renewal necessary to make disciples of those whom we evangelise. It is also intended that this Department serve as a source of information on evangelistic activities within the Anglican Catholic Church.
The Department of Stewardship (Currently Vacant)
The mission of the Department of Stewardship is to advise the College of Bishops in financial matters, particularly in relation to such areas as insurance and pensions. It is also charged with oversight of the accounts held or controlled by the Province through its civil corporation, and in this respect acts as an internal auditor for the Province.
The Department of Multi-Lingual Resources (The Right Reverend Rommie Starks)
The Department of Multi-Lingual resources is responsible for preparing and providing resources in appropriate languages to support the evangelical and missionary efforts of the Church within Dioceses and other Jurisdictions of the Province that are directed toward populations whose language is other than English.
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