New Zealand FCA make Submission to Same-Sex Blessing Working Group

As we’ve previously reported, the Anglican Church in New Zealand is pushing ahead with same-sex blessings. A final vote in favour is expected in 2018. In the meantime they have formed a working group (albeit already well behind schedule) and invited submissions. FCANZ have made one such submission. They note, Regretfully, we are unconvinced that a single […]

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Global South Meeting Begins in Cairo

The latest meeting of the Global South has begun (with Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney in attendance). The following press release was issued: From October 3-8, All Saints Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt will host the sixth conference of the Anglican Global South. Over 100 delegates from 20 provinces will discuss the challenges facing the church […]

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Father Rod Bower in his own words

From a fascinating interview published yesterday: On Christmas Day, 1982, Rod woke at his home in Newcastle after a night on the tiles and the accompanying handover [sic.] and thought, “a bloody man should do the right thing and go to church”. “I was 20. I had plenty of money and I was living the […]

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TOGCoN III – Protestify

Video says it all. This is going to be a great day conference. For more details check out the information page. This year sees 4 workshop strands: Strand 1 – Sex, Gender, and Identity – Patricia and Kamal Weerakoon Patricia and Kamal Weerakoon will be seeking to help ministry leaders understand the current societal shift […]

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Our Neighbours, the Muslims

Our local community here in Southwest Sydney has been rocked over the weekend with the news of what looks like another Islamic terror attack. “It was a deliberate act yesterday it resulted in a person receiving extremely serious injuries. As we understand of what happened yesterday, there was some degree of planning and preparation to […]

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Anglican Primate Writes to Bishops About “Conscience Rules on Marriage”

In what is likely to be a very well-received letter amongst conservatives, Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier (Primate of Australia) has written to all Australian bishops and published on his own website: Dear brothers and sisters, The proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage has been one of the more contentious topics in 2016. Individual Anglicans have adopted […]

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Cathedral Council Disbanded as Newcastle Anglican Crisis Deepens

As we reported last Friday,  the entire council of Newcastle Cathedral has been removed from their positions. The Newcastle Herald has it’s own version of the story: NEWCASTLE Christchurch Cathedral’s parish council has been sacked, and senior Anglicans have been stood down, after the royal commission heard evidence of “coordinated opposition” to Bishop Greg Thompson following public […]

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