Tony Palmer Welcome to our Community’s Website, our “Meeting Place”


Dear Friends and Companions,

“We would like to thank you for all your prayers and support during this tragic time. The ark community did not lose Tony, as he is still alive with the Lord and cheering us on. On this note, we would like to inform you all that the mission of the ark community will continue. We still believe our statement of faith, as detailed online at http://thearkcommunity.org/statements-of-faith/.

As a co-founder of the ark community, Emi Palmer, Bishop Tony Palmer’s wife, will lead the ark community and Archbishop Robert Wise will be the resident Archbishop and spiritual covering for the order of the ark community.

Emi and family met with Pope Francis on the 22 August. Pope Francis feels the loss of Tony with deep sadness, yet at the same time, encouraged Emi to continue Tony’s work with the ‘Miracle of Unity.’ He recognises the importance of the ark community as a bridge between christian denominations. He was also very happy to work with Father Robert as the community Archbishop.

In this next season, we strongly believe that the message of unity will become flesh as it is lived out in our local communities. So we are really praying that God will encourage and give you strength to see unity where you are. We are also in the process of organising local gatherings in the different nations represented by the order of the ark community. We will update you about these in due course.

We love and appreciate you.

Emiliana Palmer”

“Our Fathers of the Faith, all died in faith, having seen the promises of God from afar, they confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a Homeland.”

We share in this silent cry, and await with anticipation for the visible return of our Lord to take us to our Homeland. We are merely pilgrims for a time!


We pray, your Pilgrimage will be a fruitful one!

Peace & Good

Fr. †Tony Palmer

Co-founder & Community Bishop