Review leads to slimmed-down Anglican Communion Office

Posted Jan 19, 2021

[Anglican Communion Office] The staffing structure of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to be re-organized following a review into the operational priorities of the Anglican Communion Office (ACO). The ACO is the secretariat of the global family of 41 Anglican churches and comprises staff from the Anglican Alliance and the Lambeth Conference Company in addition to the ACC. Today’s announcement concerns only those staff employed by the ACC.

The review was commissioned by the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee in May 2020 and was carried out by an independent group drawn from across the regions of the Communion, chaired by Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. That group reported to the Standing Committee in September last year and since then a sub-group of the Standing Committee, chaired by vice chair Canon Margaret Swinson, has been working to develop the proposals, which were announced to staff last week.

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