About us

The Anglican Alliance exists to connect, equip and inspire the worldwide Anglican family to work for a world free of poverty and injustice and to safeguard creation.

The Anglican Alliance was born of the 2008 Lambeth Conference and is an initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Alliance is mandated to bring together development, relief and advocacy work across the Anglican Communion. It connects with churches and agencies right across the Anglican Communion. Above all, the Alliance belongs to everyone in the worldwide Anglican family committed to working for a world free of poverty and injustice.

Our work is grounded in the Anglican Five Marks of Mission, which include responding to human need and caring for the most vulnerable, challenging and changing the unjust structures of the world, and sustaining and renewing the life of the earth. This holistic engagement with the world reflects Jesus’ mission to bring good news to the poor, release for the oppressed and fullness of life to all (Luke 4:18; John 10:10), and humanity’s role to “tend and keep” the earth (Genesis 2:15). see more about the Five Marks of Mission in the Theology section.

Uniting with churches and agencies around the Communion, the Anglican Alliance seeks to serve as midwives of hope as we pursue a Kingdom vision that is about good news of the kingdom, abundant life for all and the flourishing of all God’s creation.

Read all about the Anglican Alliance in our new resource: The Anglican Alliance – Who we are and what we do.


Throughout the world, wherever there are crises, Anglican agencies are there with their experience and expertise.

Meet the Agencies


There are 38 Provinces, or member churches, in the Anglican Communion and six other national or local churches known as Extra Provincials. Many Provinces have development, education, health and social service departments working for a better future.

In Africa, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) brings together the Communion’s work across the continent, and is a key partner for the Anglican Alliance.


Board of Trustees

The Alliance is constituted as a charitable company with a Board of Trustees.

Meet the board members

One of our trustees, Gillian Hoyer from Canada / PWRDF. talks about her work with the Anglican Alliance in a reflection she made for Advent.

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council represents all the regions of the Anglican Communion. Its purpose is to advise on the priorities and strategy of the Anglican Alliance, and to connect to the regions of the Communion.

Meet the council members


Work is carried forward by our staff worldwide.

Meet the staff

Companion Links & Networks

Churches and individuals within the Anglican Communion come together through diocesan links and global thematic networks.

Learn more