Apostolic Episcopal Church – Missions and Clergy


The Missions of the Apostolic Episcopal Church constitute its tangible engagement with the work of the Lord, offering opportunities for worship, instruction and fellowship. As a geographically widespread church, small in numbers, the challenges of mission are significant, and the promulgation of a List of Missions is as much an aid to members of our church in keeping in contact with their co-religionists as a guide to those who are new to us. It should not be thought, however, that our scattered nature compromises our witness to Christ. Unity in faith and vision is a strength of our communion, and our aspiration is to build on that strength in the years to come.

United States

The work of the Apostolic Episcopal Church in the United States is divided into four Provinces: East, West, Central and South, of which the East is the parent Province, reflecting the legislative Charter held by the Church in the State of New York. All Provinces are currently under the aegis of the Primate.

New York
The Emeritus Primate
Archbishop Francis C. Spataro OCR
80-46, 234th Street, Queens, N.Y. 11427-2116
E-mail: francisspataro@icloud.com

The Very Revd. Michael Reed OCR
3423 Hunter Drive
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
E-mail: mbr1946@aol.com

Latin America


The Revd. Deacon M.R. Salguero
Meeting at Avda. Juan de Garay 1623, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Holy Communion Service: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the Month. 4th Sunday – Matins and Sermon / Morning Prayer with Anglican plain chant (BCP 1662 in English / 1928 in Spanish). Bible Studies: 2nd Tuesday of the month.


The Most Revd. David Caparelli
Av. Casper Libero, 390 – 3. and cj 309=
S.Paulo – SP  CEP 01033-000


Scandinavian Vicariate
The Very Revd. Benny Freilow, Vicar-General
For details of service times and contact please see the following website:


Sankt Stefan
Brøndby Nord Vej 71
2605 Brøndby

The Mission of Sankt Johannes meets at various locations.

The Emmaus Mission meets at various locations.


The Mission Den Helige Ande meets at various locations.

The Paradis Mission meets at various locations.

The Mission Vår Frälsare meets at various locations.

Timsfors (Markaryd)
Alla Helgon
Timsfors Kyrka
Deligensvägen 2
28540 Markaryd
(The Mass is celebrated in Danish or in Swedish (and once a year, in the tourist season, even in German).

(P.S. – In the area around this church, there are traditionally quite a number of Danes having leisure houses or minor derelict farms. Even Germans and Netherlanders like the area due to its nature and leisure possibilities, such as e.g. canoeing, hunting, berrypicking.)

Great Britain

Ministry in Great Britain is conceived as an adjunct to Traditional Anglicanism wherever it may be encountered, and while there is provision for the support of missions where there is need, the creation of an autonomous network of parishes is not the primary aim.

The work is directed towards the unchurched and towards Traditional Anglicans who are not otherwise served by a parish. Occasional services take place at a number of churches and other places of worship, sometimes in collaboration with other denominations.


The Apostolic Episcopal Church is governed by Metropolitan Synod under the Primate and Presiding Bishop. Metropolitan Synod is recognized by the Statutes of the State of New York, Chapter 597 Laws of 1932, Article 3A, sections 50 to 59c. The Primate and Presiding Bishop is constituted a corporation sole with perpetual succession under the laws of the State of Hawaii. Membership of Metropolitan Synod is indicated thus * in the clergy list below. Bishops in the Apostolic Episcopal Church may, according to the ancient Eastern practice of its origins, use the Orthodox designation of Mar. The length of service of each bishop in our communion is indicated by their year of consecration as given below.

No member of clergy receives a centrally-administered stipend from the Apostolic Episcopal Church. Each meets not only his own expenses but also those of the central church, so far as he may be able. However, there is no obligatory financial contribution whatsoever. It follows that our clergy are not only to be found in a conventional parish setting, but may also express their religious vocations through following a suitable profession, as has always been acceptable to Anglicans in the past; included in this number are several teachers (including four of our Primates) and professional counselors.

Clergy list:

In the list below, membership of Metropolitan Synod is indicated thus: *

Primate and Presiding Bishop, and Ecclesiastical Administrator of Metropolitan Synod
The Most Revd. John Kersey (Mar Joannes Edmundus) OCR, OA, STD, DD, DChr*
consecrated bishop in 2006; Primate and Presiding Bishop 2015-
Titular Archbishop of Sardis; Catholicos of the West and British Patriarch, Prince-Abbot of San Luigi

United States of America

Emeritus Primate (Retired)
The Most Revd. Francis Cajetan Spataro (Mar Timotheus III) OCR, OA, DD, DChr
consecrated bishop in 1992; Primate 1998-2015

Vicar for Ohio
The Very Revd. Michael Reed, OCR

Latin America:
St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Revd. Deacon M.R. Salguero, MSacTh

Representative in Brazil
The Most Revd. Dr David Caparelli

Scandinavian Vicariate
The Very Revd. Benny Freilow

The Revd. Deacon Lars-Onni Wik

assisted by other clergy and lay ministers

Lay Officers

Great Britain:
(Under the Primate)
Secretary of Metropolitan Synod
Canon Professor A.M.D.G. Walsh, OSB(SL), ThD, DLitt

Continental Europe:
(Under the Primate)
Canon Professor Luca Scotto di Tella de’ Douglas di Castel di Ripa, DLitt, PhD
Honorary Canon
Canon Carlo Liviero Morini dei Morin

Latin America:
(Under the Primate)
St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lay Reader
Mr Edward Alexander Kesting