new edition of Australian Church Record – Archbishops, Incumbency and Appointments

The new edition of the Australian Church Record is out. [download pdf – full text below]. Lots of great stuff to read and discern, especially for Sydney Diocese readers. The editorial is straight to the point: WHY ARCHBISHOPS MUST LEAD THEOLOGICALLY One of the Abiding memories of Archbishop Peter Jensen when he leaves his archepiscopate will be […]

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Peter Jensen goes Public on “Gay Marriage”

Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, has made a public intervention in the national debate over “Gay Marriage”. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, he sets out his opposition: We are in the midst of a sustained and brilliantly orchestrated campaign to radically alter the marriage laws of this country to allow same-sex marriage. Three […]

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I am, apparently, an “Anglican Commentator”

… and some slightly more important news. So says Eternity Newspaper, After a decade as the principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Dr John Woodhouse has announced he will retire at the beginning of next year. Dr Woodhouse said in an official statement “there is nothing dramatic in this decision. It is simply my judgment about […]

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Sydney Synod - Presidential Address

Sydney's synod has opened, with the presidential address from ArchBishop Peter Jensen [pdf]. Presidential Address 1 – Society from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo. The address dealt with a number of the general issues facing Anglican Christians in Sydney and Australia today… The philosophical point in favour [of euthanasia] could not have been expressed more clearly than […]

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Australian General Synod - An uneasy détente?

It's been quite a while since the General Synod closed and I've had some time to reflect upon my overall impressions of the week. Much has been written by others, not least on the sydneyanglicans website. This Synod was, in the view of  Bishop Rob Forsyth, the best meeting of recent time What made it like […]

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Australian Anglican Church General Synod

Today marks the start of the Australian Church's 15th General Synod. I'm one of the Sydney reps. Since Qantas decided to cancel my flight and make me wait an extra half hour, let me fill you in on all the excitement we can expect. Today's business [pdf] includes the Presidential Address by the Primate, Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop […]

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Australian Church Tribunal Opinion on Diaconal Administration: An Inconsistent Ruling?

  We've already reported on the recent Tribunal ruling on this matter. The 2008 Sydney Synod motion which recognises that there is no legal barrier to diaconal or lay administration of the Lord's Supper was ruled as illegal by the Tribunal. Well, technically, they gave their opinion. The detailed ruling is interesting reading. Available now online [pdf] it is well […]

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and they’re off…

Well, it was only a matter of time before the owners, trainers and punters began discussing the big race. 2013 sees the election of a new Archbishop for Sydney – possibly one of the most important and influential jobs in the Anglican Communion, given the relationships that Sydney has been building over the past 10 […]

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