Archbishop of Melbourne Ad Clerum: Gafcon move “unnecessary” and possibly “an attempt to shed redress responsibilities”

The Archbishop of Melbourne and former Primate Philip Freier has issued a wide-ranging ad clerum. In his letter he addresses the recent move by Gafcon to clarify it’s position. I agree with the Primate’s view that there is no need for this “new church entity” – Anglican doctrine has not been changed by the recent Appellate Tribunal opinion […]

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Australian Primate to Stand Down

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, has announced that he will not seek reelection as Primate. He will stand down on 31 March 2020 in order to allow sufficient time for an election and for his successor to prepare for the pivotal General Synod in June. In a […]

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Wangaratta Crisis – The Primate Responds

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, […]

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BREAKING: Archbishop of Melbourne Issues Ad Clerum on “Changes to the Marriage Law” – no sanctions to be applied

In his first public response to the story that davidould.net broke this week that 3 Anglican clergy in Melbourne participated in the liturgical celebration of a same-sex wedding, the Archbishop of Melbourne has issued the following ad clerum: davidould.net has received no direct response yet from the Diocese since reaching out for comment last Friday, […]

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Archdeacon of Melbourne Writes Against Bishops’ Marriage Policy

The Archdeacon of Melbourne, the Ven Dr Dr Craig D’Alton (vicar of St Mary’s North Melbourne) has published a blogpost on his site “Humane Catholic” suggesting an alternative to the recently publicised Australian Bishops’ Agreement on how to proceed over the question of same-sex marriage. “God is love, and those who live in love live […]

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The Australian Bishops’ “Secret” Marriage Agreement Published

Monday’s article on the appointment of the new Bishop of Gippsland made reference to “a private agreement on how to proceed on [the question of same-sex marriage]” put together by the Australian bishops. The agreement was described to davidould.net as “embargoed” and to be used at the bishops’ discretion. This month’s issue of The Melbourne […]

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