President’s Address, General Synod 2017 – Lament!

Archbishop Philip Freier’s opening address at the Australian Anglican General Synod has stressed the theme of lament, acknowledging “the pain and shame of our history” while steering well clear of speaking to the most contentious issues facing the gathered room – a number of referrals to the Appellate Tribunal of conservative bishops and dioceses. Freier […]

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FCA Australia respond to Primate’s Letter: Lines Consecration is “Purest and Most Natural Form of Communion”

The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, Australia, has responded to the recent Australian Primate’s letter challenging the participation of Archbishop Davies and Bishop Condie at the recent GAFCON consecration. The letter, available on the FAC-Aus website, is authored by Dean Kanishka Raffel of Sydney and seeks to reply in detail to Archbishop Freier’s letter. Perhaps the […]

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Archbishop Glenn Davies writes to Australian Bishops, “an act of solidarity” to consecrate Lines

Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney 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. davidould.net understands he has been strongly urged by the Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier, not to take part in the event, which […]

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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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Bishop Genieve Blackwell translated from Canberra to Melbourne

In an ad clerum issued last night Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, announced to his clergy that has has “obtained the concurrence of the Council of the Diocese” to appoint Genieve Blackwell, currently Assistant Bishop in Canberra-Goulburn, as the new Assistant Bishop in Melbourne. Archbishop Freier wrote, She […]

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New Bishop of Gippsland – Kay Goldsworthy

The Perth Anglican website is reporting that assistant bishop Kay Goldsworthy has been appointed the new Diocesan bishop of Gippsland, replacing John McIntyre who passed away suddenly earlier this year. (No announcement on the Gippsland website yet). From Archbishop Roger Herft: I write with the news that Bishop Kay has been elected by the Bishop […]

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Australian Anglican Future Conference 2015

It’s been talked about a lot and finally it’s here! The end of March 2015 will see the first Australian Anglican Future Conference, following up from the 2013 GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference). There’s a great lineup of speakers, both local and from overseas. Perhaps the most exciting name to announce is Rev. Dr. Ashley […]

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