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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Diocese of Newcastle highlights “fabulous Pride Mass”

In it’s latest “this week around the Diocese” the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in NSW draws our attention to a “fabulous Pride Mass”:   Regular readers of davidould.net will recognise Archdeacon Rod Bower of Gosford who attended the mass outside his own archdeaconery and preached. Also pictured with the Ven. Bower are Jane Trigg who […]

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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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