Below is the bill that was passed by the Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta on 31 August 2019. We’ll provide more comment in due course.
As foreshadowed, the Primate has referred the matter of Wangaratta’s blessing of individuals in a same-sex marriage to the Appellate Tribunal. The full referral letter is set out below: Over the coming weeks we’ll be preparing an analysis of these questions and some suggested answers.
davidould.net has learned that the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, has today taken three actions in response to the crisis forced onto the national church by the Diocese of Wangaratta’s decision to sanction a liturgy for the blessing of the partners in a same-sex marriage. As he foreshadowed, […]
This from SydneyAnglicans.net Anglican Diocese of Sydney Public Statement Response to a vote by the Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has issued a statement in response to a vote by the Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta to authorise a service to bless civil marriages. The Bishop […]
As I write the synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta is in the final day of it’s current session. Bishop Parkes has been very clear that he intends to support and endorse a motion before the synod to allow for blessings of those individuals who have entered into a same-sex marriage in Australia. We’ve previously […]
Kevin and I chat about the weather, Wangaratta, and a small project of mine…
The Anglican Church of Australia has arrived at the crisis moment that so many of us have feared and warned about. The Melbourne Anglican reports that Bishop John Parkes of Wangaratta will ask his diocese’s upcoming synod (meeting on the weekend of August 30-31) to endorse a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex marriages and […]
The Diocese of Grafton has provided a very timely “2019 Synod recap” providing confirmation of the results we reported on Wednesday and, more importantly, the full text of the bishop’s answer to questions surrounding the appointment of a priest in a same-sex marriage to the Cathedral. As we reported, the bishop was asked the following […]
The Synod of the Diocese of Grafton, which met this last weekend, has passed a number of controversial motions and heard a question which indicate a walking away from aspects of the national church constitution and the recent Bishops’ Agreement. As we reported last week, the Synod debated asking the General Synod to introduce same-sex […]