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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Perth Synod meets amid “great discontent bordering on anger”

The synod of the diocese of Perth has met this last weekend at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School with an overall mood which one correspondent described to davidould.net as “great discontent bordering on anger”. The synod, presided over by current administrator Bishop Kate Wilmot, was a fractious affair dominated by a number of contentious issues. […]

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