The Anglican rule of faith: Canon Law or Scripture?

The Ven. Dr. John Davis, Archdeacon in Wangaratta (although not listed on their website’s “leadership” page) has penned an initial response to the letters of Bishop Condie and Archbishop Davies. Davis’ response, which can be found on his public Facebook page (full text below), takes issue with the bishops’ decision on a number of points. His […]

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Archbishop Glenn Davies writes to Australian Bishops, “an act of solidarity” to consecrate Lines

Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney has written to his fellow bishops in Australia to explain his rationale behind participating in the consecration on Friday 30 June of Canon Andy Lines as a missionary bishop. davidould.net understands he has been strongly urged by the Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier, not to take part in the event, which […]

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Archbishop of Sydney’s Christmas Message – Truth overcomes in a post-truth world

From SydneyAnglicans.net The Oxford English Dictionary has named ‘post-truth’ the international word of the year. This is not surprising given that the Brexit vote and US election were enmeshed in what is being called post-truth politics. Let’s face it – there is so much ‘post-truth’ around. The rise of social media has been fuelled by people who […]

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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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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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Bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, Openly Brands Sydney Diocese and Archbishop as “Divisive”

In an article, that the more I look at it the more I think is a huge moment in our national church life, the Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson has branded both the Diocese of Sydney and its Archbishop Glenn Davies as “divisive”. FRACTURES in the Australian Anglican Church on the issue of gay clergy […]

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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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