The Anglican Diocese of Brasília was created in 1984 and installed in 1985. Its bishops, so far, have been the following ones:
• The Rt. Rev. Agostinho Sória (Diocesan) - 1985 until April/1988
• The Rt. Rev. Almir dos Santos (Diocesan) - April/1988 until December/2002
• The Rt. Rev. Glauco Soares de Lima (Interim) - January-May/2003
• The Rt. Rev. Orlando Santos de Oliveira (Interim) - June-August/2003
• The Most Rev. Mauricio José Araújo de Andrade (Diocesan) - September 2003 until now
Its Diocesan area encompasses the Federal District, Goiás, Northwestern Minas Gerais and Tocantins. Currently, there are three parishes (the Cathedral of Ressurection in Brasília, Holy Spirit in Novo Gama and St. Philip’s in Goiânia), five missions (St. Peter and St. Paul’s in Ceilândia, Most Holy Trinity in Paranoá, Reconciliation in Anápolis, Mother of God in Aliança do Tocantins and Christ the Redeemer in Palmas), and preaching points in Pedregal, Guará and Barrolândia.
The Most Rev. Maurício José Araújo de Andrade is the current Diocesan Bishop, elected and consecrated in 2003. ++Andrade attended the Northern Presbyterian Seminary, pursuing later a Diploma in Anglican Studies from the Anglican Seminary of Theological Studies, both in Recife. After which, he was the rector of St. Mary’s Parish (now Cathedral of the Diocese of the Amazon) in Belém do Pará for several years. Then, he was called to be the provincial General-Secretary, for other almost ten years, before he was elected Bishop of Brasília. In 2006, at the XXXth General Synod, ++Andrade was chosen Primate of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil and accumulates the Diocese of Brasília with this function.
Currently, the Diocese of Brasília’s main focus is towards mission and evangelism, ecumenism and internal growth.
The diocese has three companionship processes: with the dioceses of Bor (Episcopal Church of Sudan), Indianapolis (Episcopal Church of the United States) and with the Lusitanian Church (Portugal).
All Saints’ Church is a Chaplaincy for Anglophones at the Cathedral of the Resurrection. The Cathedral’s address is:
309/310 Sul - Brasilia - DF