Australian Bishops’ Meeting, March 2017

The bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia have met this week as they do every year. Not much to report but the following big ticket items should be noted: Some time was spent looking at the Royal Commission (into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse of Children) and it’s impact upon the Anglican Church. The […]

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Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson “won’t be returning to ministry”

The Diocese of Newcastle has just issued the following statement announcing the retirement of Diocesan Bishop Greg Thompson. [scribd id=342019817 key=key-BrMxy4gXKuS97b3FFE5I mode=scroll] No doubt in weeks to come there will be renewed discussion about Thompson’s legacy but now is a time to pray for him, his family, and the entire diocese of Newcastle.

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New Assistant Bishop of Brisbane is “happy to abandon the Creed”

The Archbishop of Brisbane and former Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Phillip Aspinall, has today announced in an ad clerum that he has appointed Archdeacon Jeremy Greaves as an assistant bishop in the Diocese. [scribd id=332240852 key=key-vWz7yFmP5NtBgFAy6JGL mode=scroll]   Greaves’ appointment will be viewed by many as controversial and even provocative. He gained notoriety for […]

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GAFCON UK: The Church of England and Lambeth 1:10 – The Embarrassing Rainbow Elephant in the Room

One of the things I’m appreciating about GAFCON UK is their willingness to call it like it is. There’s an increasing move amongst “conservative” leadership in the Church of England to insist that really everything is ok. Yes, there are  the odd clergy here or there doing the wrong thing but basically the ship is still […]

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Diocese of Newcastle highlights “fabulous Pride Mass”

In it’s latest “this week around the Diocese” the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in NSW draws our attention to a “fabulous Pride Mass”:   Regular readers of davidould.net will recognise Archdeacon Rod Bower of Gosford who attended the mass outside his own archdeaconery and preached. Also pictured with the Ven. Bower are Jane Trigg who […]

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