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The Anglican Communion is 38 autonomous national and regional Churches plus six Extra Provincial Churches and dioceses; all of which are in Communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the Communion's spiritual head.

As leader of the Northern Province of the Church of England, The Archbishop of York will often be found representing the Church of England internationally and at major Anglican Communion meetings .

Since 2005, the Archbishop has visited Tanzania, Canada, Australia, Mauritius, the West Indies, Botswana, South Africa, Uganda, Jamaica, Egypt, The Ivory Coast, Kenya, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Polynesia.

The 1930 Lambeth Conference described the Anglican Communion as a 'fellowship, within the one holy catholic and apostolic church, of those duly constituted dioceses, provinces or regional churches in communion with the see of Canterbury.

Colin Buchanan, Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism
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The Anglican Communion

Comprising of 85 million people in over 165 countries.


Source URL: https://www.archbishopofyork.org/archbishop-york/role-archbishop-york/anglican-communion

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