Comments: ACC-16 - List of those attending

This is a spectacular turnout and all credit to ++Justin for making it happen. By my count there are 94 ACC members (including the ecumenical observers) but excluding the unnamed and absent Uganda delegation. Four members are unable to attend. Only nine of the 94 are 'absent'. Of these, the most senior is the Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East, a member of the Standing Committee, but his absence is largely irrelevant as his province is represented by the Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf. That all equates to a 90% plus attendance. The only completely unrepresented provinces are Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria. Papua New Guinea appears not to be represented, but not for reasons of TEC politics.

Posted by Anthony Archer at Tuesday, 12 April 2016 at 10:05pm BST

"[A]ll credit to ++Justin for making it happen."


Only a few Primates left the Primates' meeting. Surprise, surprise, the ACC representatives from other provinces are not boycotting.

Why would ACC representatives fail to carry out their responsibilities to the Communion they help lead?

This turnout simply shows that the ACC has a mind of its own. Which is something that the ACC has been saying to the Primates for a long time.

Posted by Jeremy at Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at 2:23pm BST

Could one of our UK correspondents help me understand what it means to be a "Co-opted Member?" On this side of the pond "co-opted" implies "coerced."

Posted by Marshall Scott at Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at 3:07pm BST

So much for all the huffing and puffing from GAFCON and ACNA...

Posted by Kurt Hill at Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at 7:34pm BST

To co-opt - "To elect into any body by the votes of its members"

Coercion cannot be assumed.

Posted by Peter Owen at Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at 8:32pm BST

Why no names for Uganda? Is it because Uganda never even bothered to appoint representatives? And if that is the case, was the absence/boycott planned long in advance of the announcement?

Posted by Jim Pratt at Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at 9:27pm BST

Peter, thank you. Another case of "two countries separated by a common language." (Not to mention the comments closer to home about "separated by a Common Prayer Book....")

Posted by Marshall Scott at Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at 10:04pm BST
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