The Anglican Leadership Institute is an outgrowth of the Mere Anglicanism Conference that was held in Charleston, SC for several years.


Bishop Mark Lawrence, in his 2014 Convention Address, called for the creation of a leadership training initiative that would bring future leaders in the Anglican Communion to America, and especially South Carolina, for periods of study, teaching, reflection and nurture.

The two annual sessions were created in response to this call, offering men and women with a proven track of ministry a chance to spend three weeks in community under the guidance of expert leaders who have exercised faithful and effective ministry in their own contexts.

The January institute is always held in the Greater Charleston, SC area. For weather concerns, the September institute has been held elsewhere, including Martha’s Vineyard Island, Massachusetts.