WELCOME TO THE ANGLICAN CENTRE
Easter Greetings from Archbishop Sir David Moxon - the hope that re-creates us
Easter teaches us that giving up on hope is always wrong, even in the face of what you believe to be certain destruction. Despair privileges the mind over the soul. It assumes you know what the ultimate outcome of all things will be. You do not. You cannot. That lies in the power and mind of God alone.
To believe in despair is to assume that your negative impression is the controlling force in the way the world will work itself out. This is to underestimate the grace and love of God whose freedom and capacity for resurrection is beyond our limited individual understanding.
To hope against hope is to choose the potentials of life over death because of the grace and power of the Easter story. Without faith in the truth of this story we are condemned to a life-denying despair which finally leads nowhere.
This is a hope which re-creates us. In this hope we live and move and have our being.
And this is the hope that energises all we do at the Anglican Centre in Rome.
We are here to promote Christian unity in a divided world. Our focus is developing deeper relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, so that these two great world-wide bodies are more effective instruments of the justice and righteousness of God amongst those who suffer the most, those trapped in poverty and oppression .
Christ's will is that we should be one: His reconciled and reconciling body.
We believe that when mission drives ecumenism, we will discover a deep and abiding communion, recognising Christ in our midst. We hope that you will identify with our purpose and that you will learn more about our work through this website.
Our mission statement
The Anglican Centre in Rome is the permanent Anglican presence in Rome.
It is a living symbol of our Communion's commitment to the unity of the Church.
It stands for our desire to work collaboratively with all Christians for justice and peace in the world
and for the flourishing of all God's children whatever their origin or status.
The Centre's Director is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See.
We have a ministry of hospitality and prayer, and provide educational opportunities and resources.
We foster dialogue, friendship and respect.
Above all, our vision is of One Church, for one world - God's world.
Click here to see the Director's Welcome on Youtube.
Click here to see our Introduction to the Centre Youtube.
The Anglican Centre in Rome - A UK Charity with a world-wide mission
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Piazza del Collegio Romano 2, 00186 Roma, Italy. Tel: +39 06 678 0302