Archbishop Glenn Davies delivers “Mission Focused” Presidential Address

Archbishop Glenn Davies has given the opening presidential address at the 2017 Sydney Synod, delivering what has been described to davidould.net as a “mission focused” talk. He began by reflecting on the bringing of the gospel to the original inhabitants of Australia. Commenting on European settlement, Davies observed, While we have much to regret in […]

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Sydney Synod President’s Address – Mission and Lay Ministry

The Anglican Diocese of Sydney’s synod has just opened with a service at St Andrew’s Cathedral and then moved to it’s main site to hear the President’s address (given by the Archbishop). sydneyanglicans.net report Archbishop Glenn Davies, in his Presidential address opening the 2016 Synod, or Parliament, of the Anglican Church, has spoken of Sydney’s […]

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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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Diocese of Sydney Provides Details on Proposed Merger of Anglicare and ARV

Recently the Diocese of Sydney announced its intention to pursue a merger of it’s two large public service organisations, Anglicare and Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV). The merger is being proposed as the best way forward to deal with a number of issues facing both organisations; the financial viability and longevity of Anglicare in an increasingly difficult […]

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Sydney Synod “Grieved” by actions of Bishops of Gippsland and Wangaratta

Wednesday night’s synod ended with the passing of a robust motion responding to the actions of Bishop Kay Goldsworthy and Bishop John Parkes in undermining the Biblical doctrine of marriage and human sexuality. The final motion, which was passed overwhelmingly, reads as follows: Synod – (a) praises God for the godly leadership of the Australian Bishops’ […]

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Sydney Synod Commits to Ministry in Socially Disadvantaged Areas

One of the motions we passed yesterday was something I’ve been working on for quite a while, “Ministry in socially disadvantaged areas” Ministry in socially disadvantaged areas Synod – (i) noting the “Dropping off the Edge 2015” report by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia which observes “consistent place-based disadvantage” in Australia and […]

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Sydney Archbishop Glenn Davies Calls Christians to Gracious Engagement in Marriage Debate

Yesterday marked the start of the Sydney Diocese Synod. In his presidential address [pdf] (video available here) Archbishop Glenn Davies covered a range of areas, including our combined reponse to the Syrian refugee crisis and the challenge of a growing metropolis. But the section that the media picked up on (and understandably so) was when he […]

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