Australia's First Female Diocesan Bishop Appointed
17 November 2013
Australian Church history has been made with the election of the Rev Dr Sarah Macneil as the first woman to be the diocesan bishop of an Anglican Diocese.
19 September 2013
Volunteer Opportunity – Communications Officer
Sydney's new Archbishop announced
6 August 2013
The 12th Archbishop of Sydney will take his seat in St Andrew’s Cathedral at an inauguration service on Friday, 23rd August, watched by church leaders from every Australian state and territory and from overseas.
Bishop John Parkes elected to the Appellate Tribunal
30 July 2013
On 30 July 2013, the General Secretary announced that the Members of the House of Clergy of the General Synod elected
The Rt Rev'd Anthony John Parkes to the
to succeed The Rt Rev'd Peter Brain.
The scrutineers' list of candidates and votes recorded is
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
12-19 May 2013
"What does God require of us?"
Australia's Anglican Primate Welcomes Pope Francis
14 March 2013
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, expressed his support and prayers for Pope Francis.
Preventing violence against women: what works and what doesn't in Anglican communities
A report on the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Violence Prevention Pilot Project, prepared for the Anglican Social Responsibilities
Committee by Dr Ree Boddé in collaboration with Anglicans Promoting Respectful Relationships for Violence Prevention.
Sixteenth Session of General Synod
22 February 2013
Sixteenth session of the General Synod to be held in 2014
Anglican Church of Australia Response to Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference Consultation Paper
26 Nov 2012
The Anglican Church of Australia support the three broad areas of inquiry specified in the Consultation Paper.
Click on the link below to view the Anglican Church of Australia’s submission to the consultation paper on the establishment of
the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.
Anglican Church leaders welcome Royal Commission
22 Nov 2012
The Anglican Church of Australia’s national Standing Committee has joined the Primate,
Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, in welcoming the establishment of a Royal Commission into child
Anglican Church Community
8 Jun 2012
Anglican Communion Covenant: A Study Guide & Special Covenant Edition available
Interfaith Relations-Sixth Regional Interfaith Dialogue
23 May 2012
Report on Sixth Regional Interfaith Dialogue 11-15 March 2012
1 May 2012
A listing of the Bishops' Protocols as adopted 15 March 2012
Public Affairs Commission
22 Feb 2012
Recent Submissions and Reports
Taxation: GST Religious Groups
16 Jan 2012
Taxation: GST Religious Groups
A letter to the Anglican Communion from the Archbishop of Canterbury
9 Dec 2011
2011 in review - highlights and achievements
5 Dec 2011
Resources from the Professional Standards Commission
Welcome to the website of the General Synod of
the Anglican Church of Australia.
The General Synod functions as a forum for the
23 Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia to consider and determine matters
of common interest in the affairs of the Church, in the Church's engagement with
society and concerning the welfare of our society.
On this website you can find an array of information
about the wide range of activities of the General Synod and its Standing Committee,
Commissions, Task Forces, Working Groups and other Committees.
Any information about Dioceses, Parishes and Anglican
organisations is best obtained by contacting them direct.
If you are having difficulty finding information,
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The Sixteenth General Synod
The Sixteenth General Synod will be held in Melbourne from Adelaide from 29 June – 4 July 2014. Its
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