The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) is a Christian denomination in the Anglican tradition in the United States and Canada. It also includes ten  Congregations‎: ‎1, . This list consists of the bishops in the Anglican Church in North America. The Global Anglican Future Conference of called the Anglican Church in North. The Anglican Church in North America unites some , Anglicans in nearly 1, congregations across the United States and Canada into a single Church.


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In the Anglican Network joined several other conservative organizations to form the Common Cause Partnership, providing a united theological response to liberalizing trends within Anglicanism in the U.

These groups met in Wheaton, Illinois, in December to affirm the Jerusalem Declaration, a document created earlier that year to emphasize the need for orthodoxy and discipline anglican church of north america Anglicanism.

At its founding the ACNA comprised approximatelymembers, clergy, and 30 bishops. The Provincial Assembly must approve all constitutional amendments and new canons before they go into effect.

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Other duties of the assembly include deliberating on church affairs and making recommendations to the provincial governing bodies on such matters. The council meets every June anglican church of north america is responsible for enacting policy, approving a budget, and recommending changes to the constitution and canons.

Each diocese selects a bishop, a clergy member, and two lay persons to represent it on the council. The council itself may also appoint up to six other persons as members, bringing the total number to around members. Council members serve five-year terms.

The Provincial Council is led by an executive committee, which sets the council's agenda and serves as the church's board of directors. The executive committee's 12 members are divided equally between clergy and laity.

List of dioceses of the Anglican Church in North America

In addition to meeting three times a year in person, they communicate regularly by conference call. The college elects the archbishopthe presiding officer and primate of the church, who convenes the Anglican church of north america Assembly, the Provincial Council, and the College of Bishops.

The college also has authority to approve diocesan elections of bishops, or in some cases actually elect bishops.

There are 50 active bishops sitting in the college.

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The archbishop has a cabinet composed of leading bishops within the church which functions as a council of advice. Local congregations hold their own property and the province disavows any claim on the property of local congregations.

Existing property-holding arrangements within the founding member entities are not affected by their relation to anglican church of north america province.

He also stated that talks between the ACA and the Anglican Province of America concerning a possible intercommunion agreement anglican church of north america the two were planned. As ofa reconciliation committee with bishops and priests anglican church of north america the ACA and the APA, under the leadership of Bishop George Langberg, are working on ways to unite the two churches.

On February 5,the chancellor of the Anglican Church in America issued a statement on behalf of the bishops of the ACA announcing that the church would remain a Continuing Anglican church. The statement also reported that one diocesan bishop who favored acceptance of the Pope's proposal had submitted his resignation and that approximately fifteen parishes were expected to leave the ACA with him.

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