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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 (click here).
Election Outcome - Appellate Tribunal
The members of the General Synod House of Laity have elected Bishop Garry Weatherill to the membership of the Appellate Tribunal.
The outcome of the postal ballot was:
Archbishop Glenn Davies  - 45 votes
Bishop Garry Weatherill – 47 votes




Let faith communities help
20 Oct 2016
The National Council of Churches in Australia has asked the Government to let Australia’s faith communities help settle and care for those asylum seekers still on Nauru and Manus Island.
Perth Archbishop Roger Herft stands aside
10 Oct 2016
Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and People of the Diocese of Perth
Bishop of Wangaratta commissioned in united mission of Anglican and roman catholic bishops
05 Oct 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis have commissioned 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from across the world to take part in united mission in their local areas.
Bells toll for 9/11
11 Sep t2016
Former Prime Minister John Howard sat in the front row of St Andrew's Cathedral as the bells tolled 15 times in remembrance of 11 September 2001 when terrorists attacked the twin World Trade towers in New York, and flights over Pennsylvania and Washington.
Church can live with plebiscite result
09 Sep t2016
The head of the Anglican Church in Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has written a pastoral letter to the nation’s Anglican bishops outlining his view on the proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
The Primate of the ACA is a member of the Anglican Communion task group appointed to maintain conversation
08 Sep t2016
The Task Group set up after the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting in January to “maintain conversation” has met for the first time and stressed its determination to work together. But it acknowledged the process would take time and could not be rushed.
The Sixteenth General Synod

The Sixteenth General Synod was held in Adelaide from 29 June – 3 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).