Gafcon Australia Announces Plans for Extra-Provincial Diocese

In a key address given tonight to the rearranged Gafcon Australasia conference, chair of Gafcon Australia Bishop Richard Condie has announced that the organisation is moving ahead with plans to support faithful Anglicans. Bishop Condie described the 2015 formation of Gafcon Australia as a potential “break glass in case of emergency” organisation, responding to the […]

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Bishop of Gippsland supports Synod motion endorsing non-marital relationships

The Diocese of Gippsland, at it’s recent synod, has voted to change it’s own version of Faithfulness in Service, the national church’s guidelines for standards in ministry, to remove the classical definition of chaste relationships (marriage between a man and a woman) and replace it with a more ambiguous definition of “committed and monogamous relationship”. […]

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Interview on Vision Radio – “Help, My Church is Embracing Heresy”

Yesterday I had the privilege of joining Neil Johnson’s 20Twenty show on Vision Radio to discuss my upcoming talk at next week’s Church and State Summit. Here’s the audio of that discussion along with a couple of promo videos for next week. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Steve/Selina McMahon – A New Transgender Minister for the Diocese of Brisbane

Over the past few weeks davidould.net has received lots of correspondence about the latest transgender priest to “come out” in the Diocese of Brisbane. We’ve held off while the Appellate Tribunal story ran, we gathered some more information and in anticipation of a story that was published in the Australian this weekend. On 22 November […]

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GAFCON Issues “Commitment 2020” including contingency for “Extra-Provincial Diocese for Australia”

In a significant response to the Appellate Tribunal opinion of last month, GAFCON Australia have this afternoon issued their “Commitment 2020“. The Commitment, accompanied by a covering letter, sets out very clearly what steps they will take in order to respond to any further departures from orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Australia. The cover […]

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Bishop of Newcastle: “Our church allows for the possibility of the blessing of same-sex marriages”

The Bishop of Newcastle, Peter Stuart, has written a “pastoral letter” to his diocese which, while very verbose, has been understood to indicate that he now gives permission for “Wangaratta” blessings to occur in his diocese. In his letter, Bishop Stuart states that, Our church allows for the possibility of the blessing of same-sex marriages […]

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Australian Bishops Issue Statement: “…there is not a common mind…”

The Australian House of Bishops, who have met again on Friday 20 November, have issued a statement in response to the Appellate Tribunal’s opinion. The bishops had already met the previous week, albeit briefly online, and that meeting was described to davidould.net as “difficult”. There was some expectation that this week’s meeting might result in […]

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“Erroneous and Unconvincing”. GAFCON Australia responds to Appellate Tribunal Opinion

GAFCON Australia have issued a first response to the Appellate Tribunal opinion and it’s a clear one. Here’s the key paragraph: …the Board of Gafcon Australia expresses its deep regret that the recent majority opinion of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia relies upon a disputed definition of the meaning of ‘doctrine’ […]

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