Failure for Newcastle Diocese Challenge of Sydney Affiliated Churches Ordinance

The Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia has today issued an opinion on a series of questions put to it by the Diocese of Newcastle about the Diocese of Sydney‘s Affiliated Churches Ordinance [pdf]. The Ordinance allows for non-Anglican churches to affiliate with the Diocese of Sydney and so obtain a number of administrative and […]

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Dean of Brisbane to Urge Synod to Unilaterally “Explore Ways” to Bless Same-Sex Marriages

The Diocese of Brisbane’s 2018 Synod will be held 5-7 October and their business paper [pdf] has been published. Of particular interest is motion 15. 15. Civil Marriage & Blessings The Very Rev’d Peter Catt to move; tba seconding: “That this Synod: notes that it has previously supported and encouraged the Social Responsibilities Committee in the […]

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Brisbane Synod refuses to affirm doctrine of marriage

In stark contrast to the national General Synod held earlier this month in Maroochydore, the synod of the diocese of Brisbane (“Southern Queensland”) has refused to uphold the biblical doctrine of marriage. The original motion (#5 on the business paper [pdf]) was a very simple: “That in the view of the impending plebiscite regarding possible significant […]

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Brisbane 2016 Synod Opens with Same-Sex Marriage Top of the Agenda

The ArchDiocese of Brisbane (officially “Anglican Church Southern Queensland) synod is being held this weekend. The business paper’s motions [pdf] are top heavy with the theme du jour… [scribd id=315950255 key=key-sqtobCkvvlklqVN3fEzX mode=scroll] Also of interest is this motion down the paper, The Rev’d Mark Calder to move; seconding; Appointment of Priests“That this Synod in the light of […]

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