Anglican Church of Australia

The Anglican Church of Australia is part of the Christian Conference of Asia and of the Council of the Church of East Asia. Links with Churches of New Guinea, Melanesia and Polynesia are strong especially through the Australian Board of Mission.

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March 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Board of Mission – the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia – has launched an emergency appeal as the crisis worsens in parts of East Africa due to extreme drought. It hopes to raise 50,000 Australian dollars.

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April 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined the leaders of Australia’s 12 Christian denominations in a letter published in The Australian newspaper to government Treasurer Scott Morrison, in which they call on the...

February 12, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from across Australia and the world gathered in Melbourne this week to hear first-hand accounts of the impact climate change is having on local communities. Rose Elu from the Torres Strait Islands and Tagolyn Kabekabe from the Solomon Islands...

February 4, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in Australia are offering to test the common law principle of sanctuary after the country’s High Court ruled that it was lawful for the government to return some 270 asylum seekers – including almost 40 children – to off-shore detention camps...

December 3, 2012

Archdeacon Alison Taylor. Photo/Diocese of Melbourne

[Anglican Diocese of Melbourne] The Venerable Alison Taylor, Melbourne’s archdeacon for international partnerships and vicar of St. John’s Anglican Church Camberwell, has been appointed to lead the Southern Region of the...

April 12, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Australia’s Anglican Church has its third female bishop, Genieve Blackwell, but her March 31 consecration was boycotted by her archbishop, Sydney’s Peter Jensen, a strong opponent of women clergy.

Blackwell, the first Anglican woman bishop in the...

March 14, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The Anglican Church in Australia’s first female indigenous archdeacon, Karen Kime, said she sees her role as improving communication with the nation’s aboriginal communities and supporting reconciliation with the church and the wider society.

“All...

January 12, 2010

Australian Christians from many denominations are set to rally with the country's Coptic community against violence directed towards Christians in Egypt.

A specially organized liturgy and demonstration is to start on Jan. 14 at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia's...

December 1, 2009

An Anglican ordination scheduled to take place in a Roman Catholic church in rural Australia was moved at short notice to a Protestant church because the Vatican refused to have women ordained in a Catholic building.

Originally, Catholic Bishop Joseph Grech of the Diocese of Sandhurst...

November 13, 2008

The final stage in the 100-year-plus construction of St. John's Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia, has been completed with the lowering of a 13-meter-tall copper-clad spire onto its final resting place, the Central Tower.

 

The placement of the 22 ton spire by a 350 ton...

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