Perth Synod meets amid “great discontent bordering on anger”

The synod of the diocese of Perth has met this last weekend at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School with an overall mood which one correspondent described to davidould.net as “great discontent bordering on anger”. The synod, presided over by current administrator Bishop Kate Wilmot, was a fractious affair dominated by a number of contentious issues. […]

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Archbishop of Perth makes not-so-veiled criticism of GAFCON

In his recent Charge to Synod (Presidential Address) the Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, has included a thiny-veiled criticism of the GAFCON movement’s leadership. The remarks can be found in the “Anglican Communion” section [pdf] of the speech (my emphasis): The growing influence of GAFCON in many parts of the world, including Australia, raises questions […]

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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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Perth Synod – What to (Not) Expect

The Anglican Archdiocese of Perth meets in synod this coming weekend. After last year’s drama, interested observers might have expected more to be pushed on the issue of same-sex relationships. The reality, I’m told by sources in Perth, is that the revisionists have recognised that they’re going to get nowhere at the moment with Archbishop […]

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