Each judicatory that seeks to enter the Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum (COANCH) is invited to visit the website at: before submitting their application. A completed application implies that the applicant has read and accepted the Canons of the COANCH.

Each judicatory that seeks to enter the COANCH is asked to provide the following information:

The Organization

1. Name of Organization

2. Previous names(s) and /or names of bodies from which it was formed

3. Headquarters address

4. Headquarters mailing address (if different)

5. Telephone/fax/email/website

6. Is this organization incorporated?

(1) If yes, give its full corporate name; its corporate address; and the name and address of its authorized agent

(2) The annual budget for the previous year

The Episcopate

For each Archbishop and each Bishop holding jurisdiction:

1. Full name

2. Address

3. Telephone/fax/email

4. Diocese

5. Date of Consecration

6. Names and jurisdictions of consecrators

7. Jurisdiction(s) in which this Bishop has served previously

8. Educational history

9. Brief testimony of the Christian walk

Each Archbishop and Bishop having jurisdiction will be subject to a background check, to be performed by the secretariat of the COANCH, at the cost of the jurisdiction applying for admission. As an alternative, your judicatory may allow COANCH access to the results of background checks performed for some other organization within the past three years.

Historical Information

1. Brief history of jurisdiction and why departed from the Anglican Communion

2. Overseas ministries, if any

3. Request an annual report of jurisdiction

4. Name of Parishes


1. Total number of parishes and missions within this jurisdiction

2. Total number of baptized members, and of communicant members in good standing.

3. For each of the twelve congregations within this jurisdiction having the largest memberships:

(1) Name

(2) Address

(3) Telephone/fax/mail

(4) Founded

(5) Rector/Priest-in-charge

(6) Other clergies

(7) Number of baptized members

(8) Number of communicant members

(9) Average Sunday attendance


Please submit this information, together with

1. Copy of your judicatory’s Constitution and Canons;

2. Copy of any statement of faith which has authority in your judicatory, other than the 39 Articles, the 1662 Prayer-Book, the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral of 1886/1888, and the Jerusalem Declaration of GAFCON 2008; and

3. Copy of any ordination declaration

in TXT / DOCX (WORD) / XLSX (EXCEL) files and attach them together with photocopies of the appropriate certificates to an email and send it to the Secretariat of COANCH at:

Incomplete Information will not be processed. Application submitted without photocopies of the appropriate certificates will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest in affiliating with COANCH. We will be in touch regarding the next steps.

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