Royal Commission Evidence Claims Wide Concerns about Bishop Greg Thompson’s Leadership

Perhaps the most explosive element of last Tuesday’s hearings at the Royal Commission here in Australia was the closing testimony of Robert Caddies, a lawyer who had previous served the Diocese of Newcastle. Caddies was one of a number of members of the diocese who had signed a letter sent to Justice McClellan, the presiding judge at […]

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Church of England General Synod Members Express “Lack of Confidence” in Shared Conversations

Anglican Mainstream have the news about the failure of the Shared Conversations process to deliver… [Editor’s note]: This short statement has just been released by a group of clergy and laity who, as members of General Synod, were present in the context in which the Shared Conversations took place. Some of the group did not take […]

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Brisbane 2016 Synod Opens with Same-Sex Marriage Top of the Agenda

The ArchDiocese of Brisbane (officially “Anglican Church Southern Queensland) synod is being held this weekend. The business paper’s motions [pdf] are top heavy with the theme du jour… [scribd id=315950255 key=key-sqtobCkvvlklqVN3fEzX mode=scroll] Also of interest is this motion down the paper, The Rev’d Mark Calder to move; seconding; Appointment of Priests“That this Synod in the light of […]

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Australian Bishop: Anglicans “close … to the precipice of denominational division”

Australia’s chapter of the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion (EFAC) publishes a quarterly print magazine, Essentials. The Winter 2016, just released in print but not yet available online, includes a page 1 article by Bishop Gary Nelson of North West Australia reporting on the recent Australian Bishops’ Conference. Nelson points out that …below the warm greetings […]

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