On October 21, 2016, by the decree of His Beatitude, The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Archbishop The Most Reverend Glentis G. Gladstone, has been elevated as a Metropolitan Archbishop of The Anglocatholic Church. At the same time his archdiocese in Canada has been elevated as The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Basil of The Anglocatholic Church (Canada).
Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek was lecturing at the meeting of the Estonian Evangelical Students Association meeting about the Reformation on October 6, 2016.
On October 5, 2016 The Archdiocese of Saint John the Apostle of The Anglocatholic Church, working in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Pakistan and led by The Most Reverend Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah reported its statistics which shows, that under His Eminence Archbishop Mensah there are 53 parishes, 69 priests, and 189 deacons. Total faith community under him is 4,925 people. This Archdiocese is the largest of The Anglocatholic Church.
The Anglocatholic Church is working in 15 countries in 138 parishes with 11 bishops, 175 priests, and 334 deacons; clergy total 520. With laity the membership total is 12,306.
On September 30, 2016 fourteen priests, two deacons, three sisters in six parishes with five hundred members joined us in Cameroon, Africa with their leader, The Reverend Father Marcel Petit Abbe. The Patriarch, His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD received them all with great joy. They form now The Diocese of Saint Benedict of The Anglocatholic Church (Cameroon).
On September 30, 2016 The Reverend Father Matthew Enoch Mount, BA, MDiv, MBA (Rock Falls, IL, U.S.A.) was incardinated into The Anglocatholic Church and appointed as a Bishop Elect by His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek.
On September 26, 2016, His Beatitude, Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek participated at the roundtable with several other church leaders on the subject of immigration and refugees organized by the Estonian Council of Churches.
By the decree of The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, M.A., M.Div., D.Min.,Litt.D., D.D., The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, The Most Reverend Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah (Ghana), serving at The Archdiocese of Saint John the Apostle of The Anglocatholic Church (Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa) has been elevated as the Archbishop of The Archdiocese of Saint John the Apostle of The Anglocatholic Church. In the near future there will be elected bishops serving under Archbishop Mensah in 38 congregations in the archdiocese.
By the decree of The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, M.A., M.Div., D.Min.,Litt.D., D.D., The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, The Reverend Father Dominic Mackiewicz, serving at The Diocese of Saint Mary, Queen of the Rosary of The Anglocatholic Church (Moscow, Russia) has been nominated as a Bishop Elect of One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. The consecration of The Reverend Father Mackiewicz will take place according to the ecclesiastical canons.