Clergy, Membership, and Jurisdiction
About 200 clergy members – including six bishops – are licenced in ANiC.
We seek to obey Christ’s Great Commission by making disciples and planting churches. Together with the other dioceses in the ACNA, we have set the goal of planting 1000 new churches. Average Sunday attendance at ANIC churches is around 4800. (By this measure, ANiC is larger than 13 Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) dioceses – based on 2001 ACoC statistics, the most recent available.
ANiC parishes and clergy are under the episcopal authority of Bishop Charles Masters, who is under the Primatial oversight of Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America.
Affiliations & Province
ANiC is a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America which is gaining recognition as a faithful, orthodox Anglican Province. ACNA was constituted when a constitution and canons were adopted by its first provincial assembly, 22-25 June 2009. We are members of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and wholeheartedly subscribe to the Jerusalem Declaration statement of faith.