ANGLICAN CONVOCATION EUROPE

About Us

About

Our Convictions

Historic

We stand for the historic Anglican faith and rejoice in the truths revealed in the Scriptures, rediscovered at the Reformation, of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.

Orthodox

We unite in the Jerusalem Declaration 2008, upholding the three historic catholic creeds, the Thirty-Nine Articles and the doctrines expressed in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and Ordinal.

Biblical

We trust the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life. 

Global

We rejoice to be part of – and contribute to – the worldwide fellowship of faithful Anglicans brought together by the Global Anglican Futures Conference (Gafcon) and we joyfully submit to the provision by the Gafcon Primates of faithful episcopal oversight for Europe.

Anglican

We value our liturgical and sacramental heritage as a rich, nourishing and authentic expression of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

ABOUT

Our Bishop

Rt Rev Andy Lines

“My principal desire is to see Christ glorified. That is done through people coming to know him through the scriptures, and that requires local churches where he is faithfully proclaimed, and those require godly pastor-teachers to lead them and to teach them. I see my role as enabling people to be in that position.”
On June 30, 2017, the Anglican Church in North America’s College of Bishops was joined by 27 Primates, Archbishops, Bishops from around the Anglican Communion to consecrate The Rev. Canon Andy Lines as a missionary bishop for Anglicans in Scotland, the UK, and Europe.

This action by the College was taken at the request of the Gafcon Primates following their meeting in Lagos, Nigeria in April 2017.

Bishop Andy was ordained in Paraguay where he led a pioneering work of encouraging training clergy and lay ministers. From 2000-2018 he served as Mission Director of Crosslinks, a Church of England society enabling mission initiatives in many parts of the world.

He is married to Mandy and they have three adult children.

About

Our Connections

ACE is part of the Anglican Network in Europe (ANiE) which was authorised as an Anglican structure in 2020 by the Archbishops of the Global Anglican Futures Conference (Gafcon). It is supported and overseen by them.

As such, ANiE is a partnership of biblically faithful Anglicans united around a shared commitment to the Jerusalem Declaration 2008 and to making Christ known across the continent of Europe.

ANiE is not part of the Canterbury-aligned national church structures but remains in fellowship with those faithful Anglicans who affirm the Jerusalem Declaration, and who have chosen to remain and bear witness within the historic Anglican structures.

ACE is part of the Global Anglican Futures Conference (Gafcon) which began in Jerusalem in 2008, bringing together faithful Anglican laity, clergy and Bishops from all over the world, committed to upholding the historic Christian confessions within Anglicanism. In 2009 Gafcon oversaw the formation of the Anglican Church in North America, and since then other new jurisdictions have followed in New Zealand and Brazil.

Archbishop Foley Beach, chairman of the Gafcon Primates Council, writes:

“We will preach the gospel, we will make disciples, we will plant churches, we will form new dioceses, and we will launch new Provinces everywhere in the world where the Anglican Communion has turned its back on the faith once delivered to the saints, and where they have turned their back on the collegiality of the faith that “has been believed everywhere, always, by all.” (St. Vincent of Lerins).” (Chairman’s letter, November 2020).

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