With its history as a Spanish colony, the Philippines was predominantly Roman Catholic. When Americans colonized the country in 1898, Anglican missionary work began in the north and among Muslim populations in the south. Four dioceses were established by 1971. The Church consecrated its first Bishop in 1963 and became an autonomous Province in 1990.
This organization supports those who are called to the ministry of religious education and formation in the Episcopal Church by providing models of life-long learning. ECCE works in collaboration with the Office for Children's Ministries and Christian Education of the Episcopal Church. A network of Provincial Christian Educators and Formation Leaders consisting of two appointed representatives from each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church. The group is divided into two specific formation areas of ministry, adult and children.