The Governors of the Anglican Centre

The Anglican Centre in Rome is a company limited by guarantee registered in England as a company (Company No 2604444) and as a charity (Charity No 1003666).

The Trustees of the Anglican Centre in Rome (“Governors”) are currently drawn from Australasia, South East Asia, USA and UK, and include nominees from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Presiding Bishop of TEC, and the Anglican Communion.

The Governors

  • The Rt Revd Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Waterford and Lismore with Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin, Chair
  • The Very Revd Kurt Dunkle, The American Friends of the Centre
  • Archbishop Philip Freier, Co-chair of ARCIC
  • The Rt Revd David Hamid, Co-Chair of IARCCUM
  • Archbishop Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong
  • The Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
  • The Revd Martin MacDonald, Treasurer
  • The Rt Revd Catherine Waynick, Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis.
  • The Revd Dr William Adam, Archbishop of Canterbury's Advisor on Ecumenical Affairs and Anglican Communion Director for Unity, Faith and Order.
  • The Revd Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

  • Registered Office:

St Andrew’s House,
16 Tavistock Crescent,
London W11 1AP, 
United Kingdom

Our Plan

Following the Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations in 2016, the Governors identified the work on which the Centre would focus in the succeeding five years.

Promoting Christian unity in a divided world

Being a presence in Rome

  • Being the symbol and embodiment of the Anglican Communion’s commitment to the vision of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
  • Through the Director of the Centre, maintaining a representative presence of the Anglican Communion and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Promoting the newest ideas and most helpful developments in Anglican – Roman Catholic relations, both in Rome and across the world

  • Supporting ARCIC, IARCCUM, the national Anglican-Roman Catholic Commissions and other ecumenical networks and institutions.
  • Offering Receptive Ecumenism courses and colloquia that use comparative theological, sociological, business, anthropological, philosophical teachings and practices to learn from each other.
  • Developing colloquia that explore Anglican understandings of Catholicism, and Catholic understandings of Anglicanism.
  • Distributing these courses, practices, model relationships, liturgies, and study guides around the world.

Collaborating and brokering

The Anglican Centre will use its close, rebuilt friendships to serve the Communion by:

  • Brokering joint endeavours, including study and practical mission projects.
  • Building effective structures for common action.
  • Being a focal point for facilitating Anglican collaboration with the offices of the Vatican, especially the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.

Continuing to be a place of worship, hospitality and education for everyone by:

  • Sponsoring courses and help for pilgrims and course takers.
  • Welcoming and supporting pilgrims and travellers with advice on accommodation and logistics. 
  • Offering a quiet place of spiritual and intellectual renewal for sabbaticals, meetings, and study.

Communicating fresh ideas, best practices, and stories about the varied and rich daily life at the Anglican Centre in Rome

  • Reporting systematically to the Anglican Communion, especially to the primates and targeted leaders, to tell the stories of what we are doing to promote unity in a divided world, and what we can be doing for them, in Rome and at home.

The Governors are committed to reviewing, and, if necessary, revising these goals and actions as seems best to them to achieve the Centre's vocation.