Anglican Catholic Church

2017 Anglican Joint Synods

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The ACC College of Bishops

The ACC College of Bishops


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The Week begins

The Week begins

On Monday 2nd October Archbishop Haverland celebrated the first Mass for those who had arrived early or who were attending the first meetings. Afterwards the Sacrament was reserved for the week in this "Chapel" - the smaller of the two areas set aside for worship.

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ACC Merchandise

ACC Merchandise

Mr James Tuite opened our ACC Merchandise stall in the exhibition space.

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The ACC Synod begins.

The ACC Synod begins.


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The Bishops of the ACC Original Province

The Bishops of the ACC Original Province

The bishops attending the ACC College of Bishops Meeting (save The Right Revd John-Benedict CGS - Bishop Ordinary of the Missionary Diocese of the Philippines who had stepped out!)

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At the Synod Banquet

At the Synod Banquet

The DUK delegates.

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The Banquet

The Banquet


From 4th - 6th October Bishop Damien Mead, Fr Roger Bell, Deacon Richard Mulholland, Dr Roy Fidge, Mr Roy Hipkiss and Mr James Tuite attended the biannual Synod of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
This year the Synod was held in conjunction with the highest level of Synods of 3 other continuing Anglican jurisdictions: The Anglican Church in America (APA), The Anglican Province of America (APA) and The Diocese of the Holy Cross (DHC). For some years our four Churches have been growing closer together.
Bishop Mead attended meetings of the Administrative Council, College of Bishops and Trustees of the Original Province at the beginning of Synod Week.

The concluding day of our gathering, Friday 6th October, saw the leaders of our jurisdictions; The Most Revd Brian Marsh (ACA), The Most Revd Mark Haverland (ACC), The Most Revd Walter Grundorf (APA) and The Revd Paul Hewett, signed a concordat of communio in sacris in front of the various Synods clerical and lay delegates and many invited guests and observers. This historic event goes a long way to fulfilling the intentions and hopes of those who gathered 40 years before for the Congress of St Louis in 1977.

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The Signing of the historic Concordat of Communion

The Signing of the historic Concordat of Communion


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (1)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (1)

After the signing of the Concordat the delegates, visitors and other guests at Synods gathered for Mass.

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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (2)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (2)


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (3)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (3)


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (4)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (4)


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (5)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (5)


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (6)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (6)


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (7)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (7)


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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (8)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (8)

The Most Reverend Walter Grundorf (Anglican Province of America) delivered the Synods Sermon

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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (9)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (9)

The Right Reverend Paul Hewett (Diocese of the Holy Cross) celebrated the Mass.

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Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (10)

Solemn Pontifical Synod Mass (10)

The Most Reverend Brian Marsh (Anglican Church of America) presided.