Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently asked questions


What is a convocation?

A convocation is literally ‘a calling together’ as a formal assembly. ACE is an assembly of local Anglican churches under the leadership of our Bishop and governed by the representatives of the churches, both clergy and laity, in convocation. The formal assembly happens yearly in the Convocation Synod (“Synod” deriving from Greek: “meeting”).

Why Europe?

Europe has a population of around 732 million people but there is widespread ignorance of Christianity across the continent and growing hostility to gospel truths. Less than 10% regularly attend any church and, sadly, there is also much nominalism and apathy within churches and a loss of confidence in the life changing power of the gospel. ACE exists to proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations of Europe.


What is ACE’s relationship to other churches?

ACE is part of the the worldwide fellowship of faithful Anglicans brought together by the Global Anglican Futures Conference (Gafcon) and seeks to play an active part in that worldwide family united under the Jerusalem Declaration.

What is Anglicanism?

Anglicanism is a worldwide body of Christians responding to God’s revelation through Jesus Christ and rejoicing in the truths of Scripture rediscovered at the Reformation, particularly the 5 “solas” (from Latin, “alone”), namely salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, as revealed by the Scriptures alone, to the glory of God alone. Under the authority of the Bible, Anglicanism brings together this historic faith with the beauty of structured prayer.

What is the Jerusalem Declaration?

Led by the Holy Spirit, the Jerusalem Declaration was drawn up by all the delegates at the first Global Anglican Futures Conference in Jerusalem in 2008 as a helpful contemporary re-statement of historic, orthodox, biblical Anglicanism to form the basis of unity for faithful Anglicans around the globe.


What can ACE offer my church?

ACE offers a home that is authorised and authentically Anglican outside the Canterbury-aligned structures.

How do I find out more?

Get in touch using the contact form.