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Set up during the post-Reformation expansion of the Church of England and other Episcopal or Anglican Churches. From the 17th Century established alongside colonialization in USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa. From 18th Century established through missionary work in Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Uphold and proclaim the Catholic and Apostolic faith, based on the creeds and scripture, interpreted in the light of Christian tradition, scholarship and reason. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Churches are committed to the proclamation of the Good News of the Gospel to the whole creation.


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No central legislative body, but a practice of consultation and acknowledged interdependence assures its identity as a worldwide family of autonomous Churches and Provinces in communion with the See of Canterbury. E-XD5454 - Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), comprising up to 3 representatives of each Province of the Communion, is presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is also Chairman of the F-XF5110 - Primates Meeting of the Anglican Communion and President of F-XF3759 - Lambeth Conference of Bishops of the Anglican Communion. K-XK1494 - International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) and K-XK2274 - International Anglican Women's Network (IAWN) were set up by the ACC.


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