The Border Mail is reporting tonight (to be published tomorrow morning) that the liturgy for blessing the parties to a same-sex marriage will not be used this Saturday. The delay is in response to the Primate’s request not to carry out the service until the Appellate Tribunal has considered the matter. Bishop Parkes said he […]
Below is the bill that was passed by the Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta on 31 August 2019. We’ll provide more comment in due course.
As foreshadowed, the Primate has referred the matter of Wangaratta’s blessing of individuals in a same-sex marriage to the Appellate Tribunal. The full referral letter is set out below: Over the coming weeks we’ll be preparing an analysis of these questions and some suggested answers.
davidould.net has learned that the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, has today taken three actions in response to the crisis forced onto the national church by the Diocese of Wangaratta’s decision to sanction a liturgy for the blessing of the partners in a same-sex marriage. As he foreshadowed, […]
This from SydneyAnglicans.net Anglican Diocese of Sydney Public Statement Response to a vote by the Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has issued a statement in response to a vote by the Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta to authorise a service to bless civil marriages. The Bishop […]
As I write the synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta is in the final day of it’s current session. Bishop Parkes has been very clear that he intends to support and endorse a motion before the synod to allow for blessings of those individuals who have entered into a same-sex marriage in Australia. We’ve previously […]
The Anglican Church of Australia has arrived at the crisis moment that so many of us have feared and warned about. The Melbourne Anglican reports that Bishop John Parkes of Wangaratta will ask his diocese’s upcoming synod (meeting on the weekend of August 30-31) to endorse a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex marriages and […]
Another day, another piece by an “expert” in the Bible who wants to undermine our confidence in the very same Scriptures. The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy has a new piece up on ViaMedia News, “Does the Bible really … Give Us a Clear Definition of Marriage?“ One bishop here in Australia describes it as […]
The decision today by Rugby Australia’s tribunal to terminate the contract of Israel Folau should make the whole of Australia sit up, take notice, and be warned. The sacking of Folau marks the crystallisation of a movement in our society that many of us warned about in the run-up to the postal vote on marriage […]
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 […]