The Primate of Australia, previously silent on appointments of people who deny key Biblical truth, writes to the bishops to criticise Davies & Condie on their part in the ACNA consecration.
Bishop Richard Condie of Tasmania, who is the chair of Fellowship of Confessing Anglican (FCA) Australia. has written to his fellow bishops in Australia to explain his rationale behind participating in the consecration on Friday 30 June of Canon Andy Lines as a missionary bishop. He is joined there by Archbishop Davies of Sydney and […]
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 […]
This week has been an awful one for Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft. On Monday and Tuesday he faced sustained questioning at the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Abuse about his leadership of the Diocese of Newcastle at a time when many allegations were made that clergy and lay leaders had sexually abused children. […]
The website of the Anglican Church of Australia currently has the following text on it’s page that normally lists the Bishops’ Protocols: The Bishops’ Meeting of 2016 has initiated a review of all the bishops’ protocols to ensure that they properly reflect the collegiality and fellowship of the bishops of the national Church and have […]
Many of you have contacted me over the past few days asking if I’ve got any news on last week’s meeting of Australian Bishops. Sorry for the relative silence; it’s an indication of the slow work of ringing round contacts and trying to get the story together. Here’s what I have: As expected there was […]
This weekend sees the annual meeting of the Bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia. The bishops will gather on Sunday 6 March and continue meeting for the rest of the week. This year’s meeting comes shrouded in particular controversy following the decision of Bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, not to attend citing as his […]
In an article, that the more I look at it the more I think is a huge moment in our national church life, the Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson has branded both the Diocese of Sydney and its Archbishop Glenn Davies as “divisive”. FRACTURES in the Australian Anglican Church on the issue of gay clergy […]
On the evening of Sunday 17 January 2016 I gave a brief interview to Dominic Steele on 2CH here in Sydney about the recent Primates gathering.
The Supreme Court of NSW has handed down it’s judgement on the claim by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) against the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst. We’ve reported on this previously. See also today’s report in the smh. The basic facts run as follows: The Diocese of Bathurst, like many other dioceses in the Anglican Church […]