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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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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Archbishop of Perth Responds to Concerns over Ordination

The Archbishop of Perth has today released a statement in response to growing concerns about tonight’s ordination and the appointment of a new precentor at the Cathedral. The statement is reproduced below: davidould.net understands that conservatives in the diocese are not placated by this message. In particular they find the assertion of the Archbishop that […]

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Archbishop of Perth Set to Proceed with Ordination that will “Split the Diocese”

The Archbishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy, is set to proceed with an ordination later this week that, according to sources in the diocese, is set to “split the diocese”. On the evening of Thursday 24 February 2022 Archbishop Goldsworthy will preside over the ordination at St George’s Cathedral where four candidates will be made deacon. […]

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Diocese of Perth approves extra-marital sex for clergy and church workers

At it’s annual synod, meeting this last weekend, the Diocese of Perth has approved changes to Faithfulness in Service (the Anglican Church of Australia’s national code of conduct) that remove the expectation for clergy and church workers to refrain from sex outside marriage. The amended text provided to synod, showing the effect of the change, […]

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A Tale of Two Installations

Here at davidould.net we take an interest in all manner of Anglican things and the following piqued our attention. In February 2 bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia were installed. First, Kay Goldsworthy was installed as Archbishop of Perth on 10 February 2018. (Full order of service available here [pdf]). Next, on 17 February, […]

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