A worldwide family of churches, the Anglican Communion has more than 70 million adherents in 38 Provinces across 161 countries, but what unites Anglicans with other Christians and what gives Anglicanism its special character? The Church of England website is a good source of information on being an Anglican: read more
‘A community of people where all need each other and where everyone is of infinite worth in the sight of God’ John Sentamu
The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, who grew up as an Anglican in Uganda, shares his own experience of what it means to be an Anglican on theChurch of England website:
‘For me having grown up in Uganda being Anglican has always been very important. Being Christian came first of course – I came to faith in Christ through the witness of lay people, and immediately became involved in the activities run by a very godly youth leader… Even then belonging to the Church gave me a keen sense of both the local and the global. Later as a vicar in South London I knew my responsibility was towards everyone in the parish, not just those who came to church. But the global dimension was always there. Church was for me a window on the wider world…’ read more
If you want to find out about being an Anglican in Hamburg and how St Thomas Becket church fits into the Anglican family in Europe and the wider world, have a look at the church website.
The Anglican churches in northern Europe are also part of the Porvoo Communion.