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Anglican Church in Brazil

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Anglican Church in Brazil
Igreja Anglicana no Brasil
Anglican Church in Brazil logo.png
PrimateMiguel Uchôa
Separated fromAnglican Episcopal Church of Brazil

The Anglican Church in Brazil (Portuguese: Igreja Anglicana no Brasil) is an evangelical Anglican denomination in Brazil. It is not a member of the Anglican Communion but it is recognized as such by the Global Anglican Future Conference.


The church had its origin in a 2005 split in which the Diocese of Recife, led by Robinson Cavalcanti, left the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil, because it had rejected the official Anglican stance on homosexuality, expressed at the Lambeth 1.10 Resolution in 1998.

The Diocese of Recife organized in the Anglican Church-Diocese of Recife and became associated to the Global South, as an extra-provincial diocese, and the Global Anglican Future Conference. At the same time they started church planting outside their territory, aiming to start a new conservative Anglican province in Brazil.

In 12 May 2018 the Anglican Church in Brazil was constituted as a province, with three dioceses, 54 communities, and Miguel Uchôa as the first Archbishop and Primate.[1] It is considered by the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) to be the 41st province of the Anglican Communion, but it is not recognised as such by the Archbishop of Canterbury.[2]

Archbishop Peter Jensen argues that the division was "not over a matter of church politics or personal ambition" but was "a matter of the fundamentals of the faith, of what makes a true church, of the authority of God's word."[3]


The church is organized in three dioceses and a missionary region. They are:

  • Recife (Bishop: Miguel Uchôa; Assistant Bishops: Flavio Adair and Evilásio Tenorio)
  • João Pessoa (Bishop: Márcio Meira)
  • Vitória (Bishop: Márcio Simões)
  • Missionary Region

Relation with other churches

The Anglican Church in Brazil has broken any ties with the liberal Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil. It is in full communion with all the Global South (Anglican) and the Global Anglican Future Conference provinces, including those who aren't members of the Anglican Communion, like the Anglican Church in North America. The province is also a member of the Rede Inspire (Inspire Net), an association of around 400 churches in Brazil.[4]

The Anglican Church in Brazil was represented at GAFCON III, held in Jerusalem, on 17-22 June 2018, by a 15 members delegation, including Primate Miguel Uchôa.[5]


  1. ^ "Gafcon Installs Primate of Anglican Church in Brazil". GAFCON. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ Farley, Harry (14 May 2018). "Conservatives launch breakaway Anglican church in Brazil". Christian Today. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  3. ^ Jensen, Peter (25 May 2018). "The Anglican Church in Brazil and the Anglican Communion". GAFCON. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  4. ^ Igreja Anglicana no Brasil Quem Somos, Anglican Church in Brazil Official Website (Portuguese)
  5. ^ GAFCON III largest pan-Anglican gathering since Toronto Congress of 1963, Anglican Ink, 20 June 2018

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This page was last edited on 5 December 2019, at 00:13
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