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Tony Palmer


Fr. Tony Palmer is a Bishop within the Anglican Episcopal Communion of the CEEC (Celtic Anglican Tradition), and is the Communion's international Ecumenical Officer.  In his role as Ecumenical Officer, he is also an official member of a Roman Catholic Ecumenical Delegation for Christian Unity and Reconciliation.  He is a co-founder and the spiritual Director of The Ark Community (www.thearkcommunity.org), an international Inter-denominational Convergent Christian Community, established in 2003.  Tony is also a HIV specialist and serves as the European Representative for Acres of Love, establishing orphanages for HIV/AIDS orphans in South Africa. 

Tony is married, has two children and currently lives between Italy (Umbria) and the UK (Wiltshire). Born in the N.E of England, he grew up in South Africa and was ordained in England.  Tony's ministry is international, interdenominational and focuses on Christianity being lived out in a relevant way for today.  His favourite book  is: Jesus before Christianity (Fr. Albert Nolan).

We are grieved to report that Tony died on 20th July 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident.  He will be sorely missed by colleagues, friends and his wife and two children.  Please pray for his family as they grieve.