Words from the Patriarch of the ACW Vincent Millard Waterman and the Provost & Bishop-Elect Fr James Burke
18 Feb 2018
Reaching out to the World…and beyond
As the ACW launches into it House of Bishops (HOB) meeting we wish to make the following announcement by his Beatitude Patriarch of the ACW Vincent Millard Waterman in his written words.
“There is a group calling themselves the worldwide Anglican church (wac) who has me listed as their Patriarch Emeritus. Their descent into deceit, confusion and fraud is insurmountable and totally fraudulent. I wish to clearly state that I am in no way connected to wac. They have pirated information from our website using our name, f our members as friends as theirs, it hurts to see this. The ACW is in no way connectedwac. I have never met or even spoken to any members or officers of this body. For the past 20 years I have served the ACW and will continue to do so until my journey ends. In this internet age it’s easy to post anything we wish they would remove our good name from their site but if they don’t we have notified you of this fraud. The ACW resides from the Office of the Presiding Archbishop my son & compatriot Hartley whom I’ve known all his life in Belleville Illinois USA
Peace and love to you all
Patriarch Vincent Waterman ACW
From the Office of the Provost & Bishop-Elect Fr James Burke
Our HOB convenes February 23-25 at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd Belleville Illinois where we shall divest and put forth a new agenda.
We welcome Bishop Peter Joh of South-Sudan, where 2 new Bishops will be consecrated and another received. Only ACTIVE parishes will be placed and promoted on our website.
The ACW will NOT list clergy & parishes that do not exist or participate with their dues or unverified credentials with no active ministry. We’re always glad to see expanding ministries from our work, but this must be done in decency & honor. We shall judge by the evidence of their deeds as our motto demands “Reaching out to the world”.
The ACW has purchased a home for the PA and its successors, an RV provided for USA travels. All ACTIVE Clergy will be compensated. Some benefactors has agreed to subsidize our work. A vocational school will be establish in the USA and here in Grenada (where I reside). Archbishop J. David McGuire will continue to assist the Patriarch office and assist our webmaster
We shall aggressively peruse planting active parishes in the Caribbean, Africa (in-part), Guyana in South-America, Australia & Belgium where possible. We’re in negations with other conservative-Anglican-branches in the USA & England.
We are grateful to our benefactors, the Headly, Ferguson & Ward families, Companies Coke-Cola, State-Farm, Shop “N” Save Supermarkets and now American-Express for their support. The Cathedral in Belleville Illinois will open a Food Pantry March 16, whose support will be international.
The PA office shall 2018 (attempt) visits 10 USA cities and plan visit to the Caribbean & Africa (upon approved funding)
Weekly we receive emails fron across the world seeking to join us. Most we we’re aware of their agenda. We’re always interested in out-reach with others but we have crafted a policy there will be NO internet-relationships we’ve not met, vetted, verified their physical existence, credentials and work. Jf anyone wishes to be a part, welcome but be aware extensive background process willl take place for our protection. The ACW is interested in ACTIVE ministry & spiritual growth not numbers. We will re-introduce our
A visit was made in 2017 to the graves of our founding Fathers Archbishop Alexander McGuire,
Our Second Patriarch George Ford & Archbishop Wilfred Portier their vision still shines, may they continue to rest in peace
In His Service ,
Office of the Provost & Bishop-Elect James
St Matthias ACW
St George’s Grenada