Who we are
We long to see the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed to all nations and we are determined to play our part in the Great Commission. Our prayerful ambition is to see the existence of 25 AMiE churches by 2025 and 250 by 2050.
AMiE came into being as a result of the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON). Gafcon is a global movement of millions of Biblical Anglicans who are committed to proclaiming Christ faithfully to the nations.
In December 2020, AMiE was recognised by the Gafcon Primates as a Convocation within the Gafcon family. A Convocation is another term for a diocese-in-formation. This healthy structure will enable fruitful mission. Sixteen founding churches signed the AMiE Fellowship Agreement and agreed to adopt our Constitution and Canons.
AMiE is part of the Anglican Network in Europe (ANiE), which was itself authorised as an Anglican structure in 2020 by the Archbishops of Gafcon.
Every AMiE church is characterised by five identity markers and holds to AMiE’s values. To read more about our identity and values, click below.
What we believe
Together with faithful Anglicans throughout the world, we believe the doctrinal foundation of Anglicanism found in the Bible, the Thrity-nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal. We also hold to the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration.
What we do
We are passionate about planting, strengthening and partnering for the salvation of many and the glory of God. We believe that the local church is where mission happens and so everything we do at AMiE seeks to promote and support gospel ministry in local churches.
Many of our churches started out as church plants and it has been a joy and privilege to see them grow over the years. We are convinced that England needs more churches and so we are committed to planting more churches. You can find more information about planting with AMiE here or can view our churches here.
We are continually looking for ways by which we can support and strengthen those who are on the ground doing frontline ministry. Our annual conference provides spiritual, emotional and physical refreshment for church ministers, their wives and others on the leadership teams. We work hard to foster good relationships within the AMiE network where we can support and care for one another, sharing in the joys and trials of gospel ministry.
Alongside this, we offer strengthening visits and coaching/mentors to churches and church leaders to help them grow spiritually and numerically.
We are also aware of the need to identify and train up new leaders and church planters who are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience. We have a number of men who are currently training for ordination through AMiE. If you are interested in finding out more about this, please click here.
We are grateful for the gospel fellowship we enjoy with our brothers and sisters in Church Society and we are delighted to co-sponsor the annual ReNew conference with them. We see this event as a key opportunity to connect together as we both learn how to pioneer, establish and secure many healthy Anglican churches.
AMiE churches are connected with the global Anglican family through GAFCON. We treasure the doctrinal unity, the joint commitment to mission and the cultural diversity that this network brings. We aim to learn from and contribute to the GAFCON movement.
We are also in partnership with many churches and individuals outside of AMiE, who support us both financially and in prayer. We are so thankful for this support and partnership which enables us to continue in our work. If you are an existing church who is interested in joining AMiE or partnering with us, please click here for more information.