Anglican Consultative Council

The role of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to facilitate the co-operative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, exchange information between the provinces and churches, and help to co-ordinate common action. It advises on the organisation and structures of the Communion, and seeks to develop common policies with respect to the world mission of the Church, including ecumenical matters.

The ACC has byelaws and a constitution and through its networks and programmes seeks to serve the needs of member churches. There is a chair, vice-chair and standing committee elected by the members. The current chair is the Most Revd Paul Kwong of Hong Kong. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the President the ACC.


The ACC can be seen as the most representative body of gathered Anglicans among the Instruments of Communion. It includes members of the laity, archbishops, bishops, priests, and deacons. Provinces select their representatives in different ways. Meetings are held around the world approximately every three years. The most recent (ACC-16) was in Lusaka, Zambia in April 2016. (See here for documents.) The next is in Hong Kong in 2019.

ACC 16

ACC-16, Lusaka, Zambia 2016