Archbishop of Melbourne calls for “intentional conversations” over changes in marriage law

Over the past few days a number of clergy from Melbourne have contacted davidould.net over an ad clerum that Archbishop Philip Freier (who also serves as Primate of Australia) has issued. Various degrees of concern have been expressed over Freier’s call for “a respectful conversation about how the Church ministers in the tension between the changes […]

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FCA NZ “Remaining Faithful to the Gospel” as national church accepts same-sex marriage

The NZ branch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans has issued a clear response to the national church’s move to have blessings of same-sex unions. After working through a timeline to the current position, they propose an extra-provincial diocese for disaffected but loyal Anglicans in order to “allow faithful Anglicans to remain faithfully Anglican” and […]

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Potential Candidates for Bishop of Newcastle

davidould.net has learned that there are at least three potential candidates for the position of Bishop of Newcastle (the position being vacant since the early retirement of Bishop Greg Thompson). Readers will be seeking some analysis of the candidates. While, no doubt, in days to come various comments will be made we make the following […]

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Bishop of Bendigo Defends His Statements on Marriage

The Bishop of Bendigo, Andrew Curnow, has used his “The Bishop Writes” column in the October/November edition of the diocese’s monthly newspaper “The Spirit” [pdf] to defend his comments last month about the current national debate on marriage redefinition. Readers of davidould.net will be interested to learn that this website is named in Bishop Curnow’s comments. […]

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Perth Synod meets amid “great discontent bordering on anger”

The synod of the diocese of Perth has met this last weekend at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School with an overall mood which one correspondent described to davidould.net as “great discontent bordering on anger”. The synod, presided over by current administrator Bishop Kate Wilmot, was a fractious affair dominated by a number of contentious issues. […]

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