The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is an international assembly of the Anglican Communion, bringing together bishops, presbyters, deacons, lay men and women, and youth, to work on common concerns.
The ACC was formed following a resolution of the 1968 Lambeth Conference which discerned the need for more frequent and more representative contact among the Churches than was possible through a once-a-decade conference of bishops. The constitution of the Council was accepted by the general synods or conventions of all the Member Churches of the Anglican Communion. The Council came into being in October 1969.
The ACC meets every two or three years and its present policy is to meet in different parts of the world. Since it began there have been nine meetings of the Council:
Limuru, Kenya 1971 · Dublin, Republic of Ireland 1973 · Trinidad 1976 · London, Ontario, Canada 1979 · Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England 1981 · Badagry, Nigeria 1984 · Singapore 1987 · Wales 1990 · Cape Town, Southern Africa 1993 · Panama 1996 · Dundee, Scotland 1999 · Hong Kong 2002
The following activities and projects were inaugurated, implemented, and supported, in some way, by the Lambeth Conference, the Primates Meeting and the Anglican Consultative Council: