General Synod Day 1 – Dealing with the Past

As the first day of the Australian General Synod draws to a close delegates have spent much of their time thinking about some of the tragic lapses of the past and putting their mind to rectifying matters in the future. The President’s address (given by the Primate) began the theme of retrospection as he asked […]

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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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