Anglican Church of Mexico

Anglican Church Of Mexico

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Anglican Church of Mexico

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The Anglican Church of Mexico (Spanish: La Iglesia Anglicana de México) is the Anglican province in Mexico, and includes 5 dioceses. The primate is the Presiding Bishop and Bishop of Mexico, The Most Revd. Carlos Touche Porter.

Official name

Once known as The Church of Jesus, the Anglican Church of Mexico is better known today as La Iglesia Anglicana de México.

History

The Anglican Church of Mexico can trace its roots to Mexico's war for independence in 1810, but it was the Reform War that led to the foundation of the Church. Religious reforms in 1857 secured freedom of religion, separating the Roman Catholic Church from government and politics. In 1860, the newly formed Church of Jesus contacted the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, seeking leadership, guidance, and support. In 1958, the fourth missionary bishop of Mexico was the first of the Church's bishops to be consecrated on Mexican soil. The Church became an autonomous Province of the Anglican Communion in 1995.

Membership

Today, there are 12 self-supporting Anglican parishes in Mexico, and many more mission congregations.

Structure

The polity of the Anglican Church of Mexico is episcopal, as is true of all other Anglican churches. The church maintains a system of geographical parishes organized into dioceses. There are 5 of these, each headed by a bishop:

  • The Diocese of Cuernavaca
  • The Diocese of Mexico
  • The Diocese of Northern Mexico
  • The Diocese of Southeastern Mexico
  • The Diocese of......
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