Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson “won’t be returning to ministry”

The Diocese of Newcastle has just issued the following statement announcing the retirement of Diocesan Bishop Greg Thompson. [scribd id=342019817 key=key-BrMxy4gXKuS97b3FFE5I mode=scroll] No doubt in weeks to come there will be renewed discussion about Thompson’s legacy but now is a time to pray for him, his family, and the entire diocese of Newcastle.

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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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Royal Commission Evidence Claims Wide Concerns about Bishop Greg Thompson’s Leadership

Perhaps the most explosive element of last Tuesday’s hearings at the Royal Commission here in Australia was the closing testimony of Robert Caddies, a lawyer who had previous served the Diocese of Newcastle. Caddies was one of a number of members of the diocese who had signed a letter sent to Justice McClellan, the presiding judge at […]

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Media Statement by Bishop Thompson Increases Tensions

Bishop Greg Thompson has issued a media statement following on from yesterday’s story: [scribd id=300215696 key=key-AOqCl4CsvHibDlEKlVlK mode=scroll] Some initial reactions: He presents his diocese as having a uniform understanding on matters with no sense by many I’ve spoken to that the statement values or respects the evangelicals or Catholics in his diocese. He conflates the topics […]

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Bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, Openly Brands Sydney Diocese and Archbishop as “Divisive”

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 […]

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Rev. Rod Bower of Gosford: Jesus didn’t die for our sins and atheists can be “kingdom people”

You’ve got to give it to Rev. Rod Bower, Rector of Gosford Anglican and denier of heaven and hell, he’s not shy about saying what he believes (or, more accurately, doesn’t believe). So, for example, there’s this page on his blog entitled “Jesus came to show us the “Kingdom” not to die for our sins!” […]

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