Apostolic Episcopal Church

Apostolic Episcopal Church

80-46 234 St
Jamaica, NY 11427-2116
United States

Attesting Officer
The Most Revd. John Kersey, D.D.
Presiding Bishop


Media Contact
The Most Revd. John Kersey

40.736242, -73.737457


The Apostolic Episcopal Church (The Holy Eastern Apostolic and Catholic Orthodox Church), founded in 1925 and recognized by the Statutes of the State of New York in 1932, is an autonomous and fully independent Christian church that combines the heritage of the Chaldean Catholic Church, of which it is an extension, with that of the Catholic tradition within Anglicanism. It is thus one of the older separated or “continuing” Anglican bodies currently in existence, and one of the few communions not formed by way of a split or division in another Church body.

The mission of the Apostolic Episcopal Church has not only been towards congregational outreach but has been specifically directed towards ecumenical reunion, firstly in respect of bringing together bishops of different denominations through its communion, and secondly by the creation and dissemination of an Ecumenical Apostolic Succession in pursuance of a resolution of the 1920 Lambeth Conference. This work was furthered through a formal concordat relationship with the Catholicate of the West, a British-originated union of the smaller Apostolic churches, from 1944 onwards, with the Catholicate eventually being absorbed into the Apostolic Episcopal Church. This mission leads the Apostolic Episcopal Church to be regarded by some as an “inner church”; a body whose work is as much directed towards the existing communities of Christians as outside them.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2006
6,200
1,000
5,800
12,000
200
2004
18,000
0
0
18,000
250
2003
18,000
0
0
18,000
250
2001
18,000
0
0
18,000
250
1999
12,000
0
0
12,000
225
1997
14,000
0
0
14,000
250
1947
0
0
0
7,086
46
1942
3,520
0
2,869
6,389
11
1939
3,385
0
3,004
6,389
12
1938
2,639
0
5,342
7,981
19
1936
2,401
0
5,491
7,892
19
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2006
250
5
0
255
2004
300
0
20
320
2003
300
0
0
320
2001
300
0
20
320
1999
225
3
10
238
1997
250
0
0
300
1942
0
0
0
23
1939
0
0
0
23
1938
0
0
0
23
1936
0
0
0
23
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2006
10
90
800
800
2004
50
150
1,000
1,150
2003
50
0
0
1,150
2001
50
150
1,000
1,150
1999
45
135
900
1,035
1997
50
0
0
0
1944
23
115
1,020
1,135
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
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