Kevin and I discuss all the latest goings on in Australia.
The Anglican Diocese of North West Australia has just held it’s biennial synod at which the following motions were passed. Motion 2. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa and New Zealand Moved Revd Brian Fyffe, seconded Revd Frank Nicol. That, in view of the recent decision by the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia […]
In a move that can only be seen as open defiance against their diocesan bishop, the Primate of Australia Archbishop Philip Freier, liberals in Melbourne have put up a motion for their October synod seeking blessings of same-sex relationships. The wording of the motion is as follows: 10 Form of Blessing for Civil Marriages That […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In an opinion piece published in the Brisbane Times the Dean of Brisbane, Peter Catt, is the latest senior Anglican clergyman to openly challenge the Anglican Church of Australia’s position on marriage. His piece is interesting in that it lays down an implicit challenge to those who would oppose him: The form of blessing we have […]
Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, formerly resident in Nigeria, is the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office. The Anglican Communion News Service has published a number of pieces in recent days clearly seeking to undermine the momentum that the GAFCON movement is gaining in the lead up to last week’s successful conference here in Jerusalem. Under […]
GAFCON Day 5 is well over but it’s abundantly clear that the GAFCON movement is anything but done. The statement, a “Letter to the Churches” read to the conference in the first morning session, is another substantial contribution to the life of the Anglican Communion and one which sets a clear agenda of Global mission […]