Since 2104 the Diocese of Quincy is a sister diocese of the Church of the Province of Myanmar, a member of the Anglican Communion. Our diocese is home to a congregations of ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar, lead by the first Karen priest in ACNA, Father Samuel Lynn, Canon for Karen Ministries.
Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo of the Church of the Province of Myanmar has a strong relationship with the Diocese of Quincy and its Karen congregations, visiting when he visits the United States. It was Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo who invited the Diocese of Quincy to be a sister diocese of his province, and the Diocese of Quincy is grateful for this unique relationship which is moving forward the Kingdom of God.
The Church of the Province of Myanmar was created in 1970, nine years after Buddhism was declared the state religion, and four years after the government forced all foreign missionaries to leave.
Starting in the early 1800s, Anglican chaplains and missionaries worked in Burma (now called Myanmar), which was ruled by Britain from 1824 to 1948. Today the province has an estimated 70,000 members.