The Scottish Episcopal Church is one of the 44 provinces and churches which make up the 80 million membership of the Anglican Communion across the world.
Communion membership is important to the Scottish Episcopal Church. The consecration by the Scottish bishops of Samuel Seabury as the first bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America in 1784 was one of the events which shaped the Anglican Communion as a family of independent provinces.
That shared history shapes a strong bond between the SEC and The Episcopal Church in the USA.
The Scottish Episcopal Church retains a strong commitment to the life of the global Anglican Communion.
The history of the Scottish diaspora provides a network of contacts across the world and the commitment of the SEC to world mission involves the SEC in partnership with local churches.
The dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church sustain a strong network of companionship relationships with dioceses in other provinces.
Members of the Scottish Episcopal Church are active in many aspects of the life of the Anglican Communion, particularly in the Anglican Communion Networks.
While deeply committed to the life of the Anglican Communion, it is characteristic of the Scottish Episcopal Church to express a determined independence of thought and action.
The Scottish Episcopal Church was one of the first provinces to make a clear decision not to adopt the Anglican Covenant.