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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August 14, 2007

The Anglican Diocese of Sydney's five bishops and one archbishop have told Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams that they are postponing a decision about whether or not they will attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Bishops, scheduled for July 16-August 4, 2008 at the University of Kent in...

July 17, 2007

Two weeks of activities to celebrate 150 years of the Anglican Church in the dioceses of Perth and Western Australia begins on July 25 with a highlight the gathering of about 5,000 people at a special celebration service at Challenge Stadium in Mt Claremont on July 29.

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June 12, 2007

Dr. Peter Carnley, former Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, is one of five recipients of the highest honor in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Carnley has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) nearly a decade after being appointed an Officer of the...

May 8, 2007

The first full translation of the Bible into an Australian indigenous language was launched at the Katherine Christian Convention May 5-6.

The project, 27 years in the making, has united both indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, with the translation of the Bible into Kriol....

May 6, 2007

The highest court of Australia's Anglican church is deciding whether women can become bishops, due to tensions between some evangelical groups and those who say they want a more inclusive church.

 

Early in April, the church's Appellate Tribunal began sitting to consider whether...

October 25, 2006

The Diocese of Sydney's General Synod decided by a clear majority October 24 not to revisit the debate on ordaining women as priests.

In a secret ballot after an hour of speeches, approximately 70 percent of laity (235) and 85 percent of clergy (165) voted "no" to introduce the...

July 23, 2003

Homosexual clergy have been formally recognized in the Uniting Church in Australia in a landmark vote that ends a long battle over the issue.

The vote by an overwhelming majority of the church's delegates on 17 July at the national church assembly in Melbourne formalizes the acceptance...

May 28, 2003

News stories that have appeared with suggestions that the Diocese of Sydney is about to commence the practice of lay and diaconal presidency are incorrect.

A committee report will be debated at the June meeting of the diocesan Standing Committee. The report contains the suggestion that...

January 8, 2003

Is the Anglican church in Melbourne committing suicide? Art historian Dr. Caroline Miley thinks so--and the Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Watson, is inclined to agree.

Miley is the author of a new book, The Suicidal Church: Can the Anglican Church be Saved?, that Watson is recommending...

January 8, 2003

A Privacy Act that took effect December 21, 2002, in Australia restricts churches from placing names on prayer lists in bulletins unless they are given specific permission. Clergy are also finding it increasingly difficult to visit patients in hospitals because of privacy legislation...

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