Oz General Synod 2020 to be “Special Session” avoiding conflict over same-sex marriage debate

In a move clearly designed to avoid an open conflict over the question of blessing same-sex relationships, the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia have decided to postpone the 2020 General Synod and replace it with a “Special Session” that will deal solely with necessary legislation arising from the […]

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Faithful New Zealand Anglicans Form New Diocese and Elect their First Bishop

Just received: Statement by the Synod of the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa/New Zealand Today representatives from twelve churches throughout New Zealand gathered and formed the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa/New Zealand. By the grace of God we are a new Anglican Diocese in these Islands, standing firmly in Anglican faith and practice, and structurally […]

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Anglican Bishop of Newcastle Proposes “Newcastle Way” on Marriage Question

The Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Peter Stuart, has today issued a Pastoral Letter that seeks to chart a course forward for the diocese on the vexed question of marriage. In his letter, issued to leaders across the diocese, he draws attention to the current tensions in the Anglican Church of Australia over the debate, noting […]

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Due Diligence of Shepherds

So the media in the UK have caught onto the controversy surrounding the appointment of former Dean of Perth, Dr John Shepherd, to be the interim director at the Anglican Centre in Rome; essentially the “ambassador” to the Vatican. At the time of writing we’ve seen pieces in the Telegraph, the Mail and the Times. […]

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New Head of Anglican Centre in Rome is denier of Jesus’ Resurrection

In a move that can only further raise concerns with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s leadership, the Anglican Centre in Rome (essentially, the “embassy” of the Anglican Communion to the Roman Catholic Church) have announced their new Interim Director: John Shepherd was previously Dean at Perth Cathedral for many years where he gained a reputation for […]

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