The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) welcomes the affirmation from the Anglican Diocese of Sydney (Australia) that it is in full communion with the ACNA.
On October 28, the Diocese of Sydneyâ€™s Synod passed a resolution which stated: â€œSynod welcomes the creation of the Province of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) under the leadership of Archbishop Bob Duncan and notes the GAFCON Primatesâ€™ Council recognition of the ACNA as genuinely Anglican and its recommendation that Anglican Provinces affirm full communion with the ACNA. Synod therefore expresses its desire to be in full communion with the ACNA.â€ The resolution also directed the dioceseâ€™s standing committee to ask its national body, the Anglican Church of Australia, to declare that it is in full communion with the ACNA as well.
ACNA Archbishop Robert Duncan said, â€œWe welcome this recognition from the Diocese of Sydney and look forward to working with them and our other overseas Anglican partners in spreading the Gospel and building a Communion that is truly Christ centered and missional.â€
Since December 2008 the leaders of a number of Anglican Communion provinces â€“ representing the majority of active Anglicans globally â€“ have recognized the ACNA as authentically Anglican and have recommended that other Anglican provinces officially affirm full communion with the ACNA. These leaders include the Archbishops of Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, West Africa, the Southern Cone of South America, and the recently retired Archbishop of Kenya. Along with this support, the ACNA welcomed many official delegations and greetings from other Anglican provinces at its inaugural meeting in June, 2009.