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The Diocese of Riverina elects a new Bishop!
9 April 2014
The Rev’d Alan Robert Gillion’s Episcopal Ordination will be held on Friday 15 August 2014.
Asylum Seekers – The Anglican Church of Australia’s Refugee and Migrant Working Group calls for people of faith to ...
19 March 2014
Asylum Seekers – The Anglican Church of Australia’s Refugee and Migrant Working Group calls for people of faith to engage in grass-roots action on asylum seekers.
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.
Career Opportunities
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 Appellate Tribunal to succeed The Rt Rev'd Peter Brain.
The scrutineers' list of candidates and votes recorded is attached.
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
March 2013
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 sexual abuse.
Anglican Church Community
8 Jun 2012
Anglican Communion Covenant: A Study Guide & Special Covenant Edition available More...
Interfaith Relations-Sixth Regional Interfaith Dialogue
23 May 2012
Report on Sixth Regional Interfaith Dialogue 11-15 March 2012 More...
Bishops' Protocols
1 May 2012
A listing of the Bishops' Protocols as adopted 15 March 2012 More...
Public Affairs Commission
22 Feb 2012
Recent Submissions and Reports More...
Taxation: GST Religious Groups
16 Jan 2012
Taxation: GST Religious Groups More...
A letter to the Anglican Communion from the Archbishop of Canterbury
9 Dec 2011
2011 in review - highlights and achievements More...
Professional Standards
5 Dec 2011
Resources from the Professional Standards Commission More...

Welcome !

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, you can contact the General Synod Archivist, Mrs Joanne Burgess, who works on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

She can be contacted by email ( or by telephone (+61 2 8267 2707).

Martin Drevikovsky
General Secretary
General Synod - Anglican Church of Australia

The Sixteenth General Synod

The Sixteenth General Synod will be held in Adelaide from 29 June – 4 July 2014. Its webpage may be accessed here.

To find service times at your local church or specific information for each Australian Anglican Diocese, please visit their websites here.

(The site also provides an authenticating gateway to the official sites of the Anglican Church of Australia).
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