Our recent piece on the announcement of Dr Keith Joseph as the next bishop of North Queensland garnered a large amount of interest and feedback, including from Dr Joseph himself. He and davidould.net have been in conversation and we’re delighted to publish the following interview with him. In the sermon published on your Cathedral Website […]
The Diocese of North Queensland have confirmed Sunday’s election of the Dean of Darwin Cathedral, Rev Dr Keith Joseph, as their new bishop.
The Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia has today issued an opinion on a series of questions put to it by the Diocese of Newcastle about the Diocese of Sydney‘s Affiliated Churches Ordinance [pdf]. The Ordinance allows for non-Anglican churches to affiliate with the Diocese of Sydney and so obtain a number of administrative and […]
The Bishop of Ballarat, Garry Wetherill, has set out his response to the recent action of his synod in asking him to authorise a rite of blessing for same-sex couples who have entered into a marriage. Writing in the diocese’s regular “dNews”, he says the following: A controversial motion, recognising the reality of same gender […]
This from the diocesan website: Canberra-Goulburn Elects a New Bishop The Reverend Dr Mark Short has been elected as the eleventh Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The Electoral Synod, or ‘parliament’ of the diocese, came together over the past two days (Nov 9 and 10) in Goulburn, NSW, to elect The […]
This coming Thursday the synod of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn will meet to elect a new bishop following the retirement from office last year of Stuart Robinson. Here’s the candidates.
The Diocese of Ballarat had it’s synod this past weekend and, unlike other dioceses in Australia, chose to pass a controversial motion supporting the blessing of same-sex marriages. The full text of the motion (which was passed unamended) was: That recognising the good work completed by last year’s Synod on the topic of same-sex marriage, […]
Kevin and I discuss the latest round of synods in Australia and the uniform failure of liberalisers to get their same-sex blessing motions accepted.
A group of evangelical Church of England bishops have written a detailed response to the GAFCON “Letter to the Churches” issued at GAFCON2018 in Jerusalem. Their response, published by the Church of England Evangelical Council (“CEEC”), has much which supporters of GAFCON will find encouraging. There are, however, sections that demonstrate the differing positions both […]
This past weekend saw synods in the metropolitan dioceses of Melbourne and Adelaide here in Australia. We’ve previously reported on the proposed motions there (Melbourne, Adelaide) to provide for blessings of same-sex marriages contracted by civil celebrants. As is becoming clear, these motions are part of a coordinated campaign across the whole country. In both […]