TEC and Mexican Anglican Church to sign concordat of agreement


On Sunday, February 16, during a Eucharist on the border of the two countries, the Presiding Bishops of The Episcopal Church and La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico will sign a new bilateral agreement celebrating and recommitting to a relationship dating back to 1875.
For the two Churches, their belief that all people are children of God is shown through their commitment to the most vulnerable people with the intention of making them feel the love of God no matter who they are, where they are from, or where they are going.
The preamble to the agreement being signed by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church and The Most Rev. Francisco Moreno, presiding bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico, (pictured) recognizes that, despite the political difficulties that our two countries are experiencing at this time, the two churches are called to “share a ministry of prayer and collaboration through the gifts and talents we have to help us in mutual growth where we reflect the kingdom with our actions of justice, peace and love through service, education and the expansion of ministry.”
This agreement marks a key transition in the relationship between the two churches. An earlier covenant, which expired at the end of 2019, outlined the partnership between The Episcopal Church and La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico as the Mexican Church transitioned from a diocese of The Episcopal Church to a Province of the Anglican Communion. The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church notes, “With this new agreement we celebrate our ongoing relationship and collaboration with our sister and brother Anglicans in the church in Mexico.”