The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby
Equipping International Community Empowering Intercultural Leaders Enriching Episcopal-Anglican Identity
For 200 years, Virginia Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of international Anglican witness and education. The Center for Anglican Communion Studies is an integral part of that witness making available scholars and scholarship in the service of a reconciling intercultural Anglicanism.
Equipping International Community
We equip the international community of Anglicans and Episcopalians by hosting conferences, providing consultations, and supporting partnerships
and projects with churches and theological institutions.
“Virginia Theological Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies is a unique place that is involved in shaping a Jesus movement deeply engaged in and related to World Anglicanism.”
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Empowering Intercultural Leaders
We empower intercultural leaders through Cross-Cultural Education Programs (CCEPs) that encourage seminarians to deepen their formation through short-term international experiences.
Enriching Episcopal-Anglican Identity
We enrich Episcopal-Anglican Identity by highlighting diverse expressions of World Anglicanism within the broad context of ecumenical witness and interreligious plurality. We provide teaching, speakers, and resources on religious identity and history.Learn More
Companions of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies
The Companions of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies is a membership society for individuals, parishes, dioceses, and institutions seeking to connect with our programs supporting a reconciling, intercultural Anglicanism.Learn More
Cross-Cultural Education Programs
Being a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary means joining a community and story that across centuries but also reaches out across the world and into the Anglican Communion. VTS offers a context and an education that is ecumenical, international and cross-cultural. VTS exists to form leaders for the Church, to provide continuing theological education for all and to serve the World Church and Anglican Communion.
Meet the Director
The Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D. became the Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS) on July 1, 2021. She has served the Anglican Communion for some twenty years in many roles, on the of Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission (IATDC) and the Inter-Anglican Standing Committee on Unity, Faith, and Order (IASCUFO), among others.