Gafcon within the Anglican Communion
There are some 85 million Christians in the worldwide Anglican Communion spread across 40 regional churches, known as Provinces. Gafcon is a global movement within the Communion which represents the majority of all Anglicans.
Each Anglican Province is led by a Primate (Archbishop), nine of whom are active supporters of Gafcon. These Provinces are therefore regarded as Gafcon Provinces. There is a tenth Gafcon Province, The Anglican Church in North America, which is emerging within the Anglican Communion as the orthodox church in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This is because the historic Provinces in that continent, The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) have abandoned bible-based Anglican orthodoxy. An eleventh Gafcon Province is the Anglican Church in Brazil, which emerged after the liberal Episcopal Church of Brazil also abandoned Biblical orthodoxy. The Anglican Church in Brazil is recognised by the Gafcon Primates as a Province within the Anglican Communion.
Among the remaining Provinces several local branches of Gafcon have been established or are in the process of being formed.
The map above identifies Gafcon Provinces and branches. Click on the particular provinces or branches for further information about each GAFCON territory.
Every five years delegates from around the world join together for a weeklong GAFCON conference to assess the opportunities and challenges for the gospel in 21st century culture, to plan for the future and to enjoy fellowship together. The inaugural conference took place in Jerusalem in 2008, the second was held in Nairobi in 2013, the third took place in Jerusalem in 2018, and a subsequent conference gathered in Dubai for 'G19' in February of 2019.