The Dean of Cloyne, the Very Rev. Susan Green has travelled to Ghana to be one of the representatives of the Church of Ireland at the Eighteenth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The role of the ACC is to facilitate the co-operative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, exchange information between the provinces and churches, and help to co-ordinate common action.
Dean Susan Green writes:
Being at the Anglican Consultative Council is a fabulous experience, I have been amazed and energised by meeting so many fabulous people who share the same values as myself yet work them out in different contexts and different ways to me.
Seeing so many others doing what we do as clergy and laity, responding to Christ’s call, is deeply affirming and today the report on Gender Violence had me cheering internally. It’s also fabulous to see so many women bishops, I sat next to the Canadian Primate on the very first day!
It has been wonderfully refreshing, though really full on in terms of very full days and very little space in the timetable. I will fill you in when I get back but ‘wow’ is the basic response.
Yesterday, Sunday 19th February 2023, the ACC18 closed with a service in Accra, Ghana, and we are looking forward to Dean Susan’s return and her full report. In the meantime, you can watch a video of the Dean of Cloyne being interviewed for Ghanian TV.