The Primate is “perplexed” by claims the the Anglican doctrine of marriage has changed. What has really happened?
The Bishop of Newcastle, Rev Dr Peter Stuart, has asked all his clergy in “executive positions” (i.e. diocesan councillors, area deans etc.) to declare any “interest” in GAFCON or participation in the recent GAFCON Australasia Conference. The instruction was issued in a letter from the Corporation Secretary and Registrar: Dear colleagues, During the week, at […]
The GAFCON Australasia Conference has opened in Canberra with over 350 delegates gathering together from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In his opening keynote address on the first evening the chair of GAFCON Australia, Bishop Richard Condie, announced the formation of a new Diocese of the Southern Cross. Speaking to a packed room, […]
In a move that can only serve to push the Anglican Church of Australia into much deeper crisis, the Bishop of Newcastle Peter Stuart has written a Pastoral Letter where he signals his approval of clergy conducting a blessing of couples married in a same-sex marriage. In his familiar style, Stuart does not explicitly state […]
In a key address given tonight to the rearranged Gafcon Australasia conference, chair of Gafcon Australia Bishop Richard Condie has announced that the organisation is moving ahead with plans to support faithful Anglicans. Bishop Condie described the 2015 formation of Gafcon Australia as a potential “break glass in case of emergency” organisation, responding to the […]
GAFCON Australia have responded with a strongly-worded statement to the growing crisis facing the Anglican Church of Australia following the decision by the synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta to authorise blessings for persons who have entered a same-sex marriage. As well as criticising the Wangaratta decision as one which “has torn the fabric of […]
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 Communique from last week’s meeting of the GAFCON Primates in Sydney has been released with a surprise announcement of a Gafcon Bishops Conference to be held in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2020. Countering expected charges that they are setting up a “rival” conference, the Communique argues that “we do not want our bishops to be […]