About Us

Founded in 1992, the International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) is one of the Networks of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Working with those involved in the development and delivery of family ministries, IAFN networks across the Anglican Communion to celebrate and strengthen the God-given potential of the family as a source of thriving relationships, identity, belonging, discipleship and reconciliation.  Out of this celebration, IAFN is an advocate for the family in the face of behaviours which diminish this potential, sharing stories of hope, promoting family care and sustaining the family as the cradle of human dignity.

Within a much wider range of family-related interests and initiatives, IAFN’s current priorities are:

  • the promotion of universal birth-registration
  • tackling violence and abuse within the family
  • human trafficking and its impact on families and family members

With a credibility rooted in the knowledge and experience of Network members and their work, IAFN’s main developmental contribution is made through the publication of specific-themed Newsletters and periodic Regional Consultations.

IAFN has a Management Committee with an international membership which meets regularly with the IAFN Coordinator to develop, manage and review the contribution of IAFN.

Our Patrons

  • The Most Revd Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Southern Africa
  • The Rt Revd Kay Goldsworthy, Bishop of Gippsland, Australia
  • The Most Revd John Paterson, Archbishop Emeritus of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

Committee Members

  • President: Archbishop Paul Kwong, Chair of Anglican Consultative Council
  • Chair: Bishop David Rossdale
  • Joanna Woodd, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
  • Revd John Kafwanka, Director for Mission, Anglican Communion Office
  • John Rea, Provincial Overseas Committee, Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Sheenagh Burrell, Co-ordinator, Angola London Mozambique Association (ALMA)
  • Revd Joabe G Cavalcanti, Vicar, St Barnabas Church, Mitcham
  • Joyce Kibaja, International Mothers’ Union Trustee, Tanzania
  • Huda Nassar, Director for the Middle East, Awareness Foundation
  • Janice Price,Church of England World Mission Policy Adviser, Church House
  • Dr Evie Vernon, formerly Director Selly Oak Centre for Mission Studies
  • Bishop Trevor Mwamba, Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Chelmsford, formerly Bishop of Botswana, Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Maranda St John Nicolle, World Development Advisor, Diocese of Oxford, and Coordinator for Christian Concern for One World
  • Revd Terrie Robinson, Director for Women and Society, Anglican Communion Office

Network Coordinator: Revd Angela Morrison