Sustaining & growing


Below we indicate specific areas of the Golden Jubilee Appeal in which we seek to secure the foundations for development. A detailed breakdown of our financial needs can be found here.

Unity Week Archbishop David MoPresence and Premises

The Anglican Centre is a permanent Anglican presence in Rome and a living and lively place for people to meet, pray, learn and grow. The Director holds a special place as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official representative to the Vatican. From this presence, all else follows. A key priority of the Appeal is to ensure that the Centre is able to maintain its premises in Rome and cover the essential costs of leasing and maintaining accommodation within the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, including the modest costs associated with resourcing St. Augustine’s Chapel.

People and Programmes

Forum-tourBuilding on the unique educational work for which the Centre has become known, we have ambitious plans to establish the Centre as the leading global resource in the Anglican Communion for education and formation in the theology, practice and spirituality of ecumenical mission. In order to achieve this we have created the role of Associate Director to support all the new growth and development. There is a also a need for further administrative support to cope with the rapidly growing interest in all aspects of the Centre’s life and mission. Alongside this, we are committed to keeping The John Moorman Library up to date with new acquisitions, conserving its priceless collections for future generations and making the library better known and more accessible.

Participation and Proclamation

Seminar-roomWe want to bring together more emerging Christian leaders from across the Anglican Communion to experience first-hand the Centre’s powerful ecumenical vision. We are welcoming more pilgrims from across the globe than ever before – from five different continents in the last year alone. Yet much remains to be done. Many gifted individuals are missing out on this opportunity simply because they cannot afford to come to the Centre. By securing funding for bursaries we can do much to ensure that students from across the Communion can travel to the Centre, forging friendships and understanding that will last a lifetime, greatly enriching the Centre’s life and witnessing to a world in urgent need of the good news of peace and reconciliation. The Centre works closely with the Catholic lay community, St. Egidio in Rome, who minister to the poor and disadvantaged, and is helping facilitate a similar mission in England. We need funding also to develop this aspect of the Centre’s ministry.