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About the Anglican Catholic Church

Date Founded:  1977

Membership/Number of Clergy:  Not available.

Headquarters: Office of the Archbishop, Original Province of the ACC, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606, USA

Publications: The Trinitarian


Core Beliefs: The Anglican Catholic Church believes:

  • in the One, Holy, Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the authentic record of God's revelation to man.
  • in the three recognized Creeds of Christendom: the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and that known as the Creed of St. Athanasius.
  • in the holy Tradition of the Church as set forth by the ancient catholic bishops and doctors.
  • in the holy sacrifice of the Mass and that the body and blood of Christ is truly and really present in the Holy Eucharist.
  • that the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons consist exclusively of men in accordance with Christ's will and institution.
  • that the Faith of Christ is kept entire as it was given to this Church.

For a full explanation of these beliefs see

Short History: A group of churches in the United States left the Episcopal Church, USA in 1977 to maintain traditional Anglicanism.  The church has added parishes in Europe, India, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Australia.  There are two religious orders in the church, the Franciscan Order of the Divine Compassion and the Anglican Order of St. Benedict.  The ACC is holding a joint synod in October 2017 with the Anglican Province of America, the Anglican Church in America, and the Diocese of the Holy Cross in a joint synod in October 2017 to establish full communion among those denominations.

Local Churches:  The closest church is in Lexington, KY:  Bethlehem Priory, ACC, 430 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky  40508.  Use the church finder to locate other churches--

Symbol of the Anglican Catholic Church

Anglican Catholic Church symbol