[Episcopal News Service]
The Lambeth Conference of 1968 proposed the formation of an Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the most comprehensive gathering of the Anglican Communion, representing the voice of the inner life of the provinces. It continued the responsibilities previously entrusted to the Lambeth Consultative Body and the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy. The office of the Anglican Executive Officer was replaced by a secretary general. The council came into existence on Oct. 31, 1969. The purpose of the council is to provide consultation and guidance on policy issues, such as world mission and ecumenism, for the Anglican Communion. The president of the council is the Archbishop of Canterbury. From 1971 until 1992, the council published a newsletter, Anglican Information, which became Compass Rose in 1992, and Anglican World in 1993.