The Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America

Published January 2, 2008

History: British immigrants brought Anglicanism to South America in the 19th century. The South American Missionary Society continues to work among indigenous peoples there. In 1974, the Archbishop of Canterbury gave over his metropolitical authority for the dioceses of the Southern Cone and in 1981, the new province was formed.

Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay

Members: 22,490

Presiding Bishop (primate): Archbishop Gregory Venables, who is also currently the bishop of Argentina. Born in 1949, he is a U.K. citizen. Installed as primate in 2002. Previous positions: Bishop of Bolivia; suffragan bishop, Peru and Bolivia; headmaster, St. Andrew’s College, Paraguay.

Presiding Bishop’s office: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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