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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October 19, 2008

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall of Brisbane will serve as the primate, or national leader, of the Anglican Church of Australia for another term.

 

The board elected by last year's national church synod met in Sydney October 17 to choose the primate. (The Board of Electors includes 12...

July 17, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI has called on leaders of Australia's Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting churches to fight for unity, during celebrations for the Roman Catholic sponsored World Youth Day in Sydney.

Speaking on July 18 at a meeting of 50 Christian leaders at the city's St. Mary's...

April 27, 2008

The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr. Philip Freier, has announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Barbara Darling as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne. She is currently the vicar of the parish of St James', Dandenong.

Darling, 60, is only the second woman to be made...

April 10, 2008

With the April 11 announcement that the Venerable Kay Goldsworthy has been named assistant bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Perth, the Anglican Church of Australia becomes the fourth province in the Anglican Communion to appoint or elect a woman to serve in the episcopate.

Archbishop...

February 27, 2008

MU Australia, part of the worldwide Mothers' Union, will host a unique meeting March 2-7 in Toowoomba, Australia, that will be attended by members from all over the world.

The meeting, the first of six due to be held outside the United Kingdom over the next three years, will provide...

February 3, 2008

Hundreds of people packed St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, for the ordination of 48 men and women for ministry. The group included 31-year-old Jonathan Lilley, the first aboriginal candidate to complete the full four-year course at Sydney's Moore Theological College.

Lilley...

January 30, 2008

The recent heavy rains that have quenched five years of drought in parts of Australia's New South Wales region are cause for celebration in the Anglican Diocese of Armidale, where Bishop Peter Brain has called on churches during February 10 Sunday services to offer special prayers of...

December 9, 2007

The Very Rev. David Richardson has been appointed as the Archbishop of Canterbury's representative to the Holy See and director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Richardson, 52, is dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia and was previously dean of St. Peter's Cathedral in...

October 30, 2007

Anglican Archbishop of Australia Phillip Aspinall has said he is very happy with the sense of unity that the Church's General Synod demonstrated on a range of critical issues during its October 20-26 meeting in Canberra.

"I want to commend every member of General Synod for the way in...

October 2, 2007

The Anglican Church of Australia's highest legal authority, the Appellate Tribunal, has cleared the way for the consecration of women as diocesan bishops.

In a majority decision, the tribunal ruled that there is "nothing in the Church's Constitution that would prevent the...

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