Dean of Brisbane to Urge Synod to Unilaterally “Explore Ways” to Bless Same-Sex Marriages

The Diocese of Brisbane’s 2018 Synod will be held 5-7 October and their business paper [pdf] has been published. Of particular interest is motion 15. 15. Civil Marriage & Blessings The Very Rev’d Peter Catt to move; tba seconding: “That this Synod: notes that it has previously supported and encouraged the Social Responsibilities Committee in the […]

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FCA Australia Changes Name and Sets Out Support for New Zealand Dissidents

The AGM of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans Australia has been held during the Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne. The meeting agreed to change the public name and title to “GAFCON Australia” in order to match similar decisions in other provinces. The Chairman, Bishop Richard Condie of Tasmania, also reported on the “offering of assistance […]

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Australian Anglican Future Conference Opens Amidst Rising Push for SSM

Australia’s Anglican Future Conference has opened in Melbourne with a theme of “Grace and Truth in Uncertain Times”. SydneyAnglicans.net has a great summary The opening of the Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne has begun with a stirring call for Christian leaders to defy secular stereotypes of the church as a dying force. That opening call came […]

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Take the Long View

So Australia has yet another new Prime Minister. It seems that no sooner have we settled into getting used to one leader of the country then we get a new one. Here’s the BBC’s attempt to set out the timeline… What’s driving all this turnover? If you work your way through the narratives and accounts […]

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Interview with Archbishop Foley Beach

At the end of GAFCON I sat down with Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA, newly-elected Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council. We talked about how he became a Christian, his story in ministry, fashions of Synod and so much more! Massive thanks to our friends at Anglican TV for making this happen.

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Diocese of Wangaratta pushes ahead with Same-Sex Blessings

The Diocese of Wangaratta, at it’s recent synod, passed the following motion, That this Synod: a) acknowledges the widespread national and local support for the recent changes to Australian marriage laws, to include same-sex couples b) commends the pastoral value of the Bishop authorising a Form of Blessing for optional use in the Diocese of […]

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