An Eton Mess: The Failure of English Bishops

The Gospel Coalition Australia have published my piece “An Eton Mess: The Failure of English Bishops“. Here’s a small snippet to whet your appetite: For both sides this is a gospel issue. For the revisionist gospel of “inclusion”, it is a disappointment. Expect to see the language of “second-class” etc. being used. In their paradigm this is exactly what […]

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Archbishop of Perth Continues With Ordinations In the Face of Large Objection

The Archbishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy, chose on Wednesday evening to continue with and preside over the ordination to the priesthood of a man living with his civil union partner despite receiving a formal objection from a large number of members of the diocese, both clergy and lay. The letter of objection, forwarded to davidould.net, […]

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Marriage Debate Erupts in Church of England as Bishops Campaign for Change

The Church of England’s long-running internal strife over the question of same-sex marriage has boiled over as a number of bishops made the choice to issue public statements following their most recent meeting. The bishops had met as part of the “Living in Love and Faith” process which appears to have satisfied very few of […]

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GAFCON Primates Council Communiqué: Welby’s Language “Disingenuous, if not Duplicitous”

The GAFCON Primates Council have issued a communiqué with very strong language challenging Welby’s statement over the appointment of the new Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, a man living in a same-sex relationship. They write, The announcement from the Archbishop of Canterbury distanced himself from this appointment, as it was the recommendation of a Selection Panel, requiring […]

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Perth Synod: Archbishop’s “Breach of Trust and Failure of Integrity” Disappoint Conservatives

This past Saturday and Sunday has seen the annual synod of the Diocese of Perth on Australia’s west coast. Over that weekend and since then many delegates who were present have contacted me to let me know of what happened. In particular, many of them voiced deep frustration over Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy’s handling of the […]

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Bishop of Newcastle Asks Key Clergy to Declare any “Interest” in GAFCON

The Bishop of Newcastle, Rev Dr Peter Stuart, has asked all his clergy in “executive positions” (i.e. diocesan councillors, area deans etc.) to declare any “interest” in GAFCON or participation in the recent GAFCON Australasia Conference. The instruction was issued in a letter from the Corporation Secretary and Registrar: Dear colleagues, During the week, at […]

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GAFCON Australasia Conference Opens with Announcement of New Diocese

The GAFCON Australasia Conference has opened in Canberra with over 350 delegates gathering together from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In his opening keynote address on the first evening the chair of GAFCON Australia, Bishop Richard Condie, announced the formation of a new Diocese of the Southern Cross. Speaking to a packed room, […]

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