Primate

Primate

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia is Archbishop Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne. 

 

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Prayer Diary

Day 22

The Diocese of Sydney

Archbishop Glenn Davies; Clergy and People


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Australian Church News

  • Primate regrets Australian bishops' participation in US consecration

    03 Jul 2017

    Two Australian bishops reject Dr Freier's advice and join consecration of a bishop outside the Anglican Communion Australia’s Anglican Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, has expressed regret at the decision of two Australian bishops to participate in the consecration of a bishop for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), which is not in communion with the Australian church or the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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  • 2016 Census Data – No religion rising fast

    29 Jun 2017

    The results of the latest national Census reveal we’re a religiously diverse nation, with Christianity remaining the most common religion (52 per cent of the population).  Islam (2.6 per cent) and Buddhism (2.4 per cent) were the next most common religions reported. Nearly a third of Australians (30 per cent) reported in the Census that they had no religion in 2016. The number of Australians identifying as Anglican has dropped to 13.3 per cent from 17.1 percent in 2011.  A comparative report on the number of Anglicans reported in the Census since 1962 has been collated by Colin Reilly of the Diocese of Melbourne.  See here.

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  • Two Anglican Agencies join Australian Government’s humanitarian response

    19 Jun 2017

    The Anglican Board of Mission and Anglican Overseas Aid have been selected to join the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, set up by the Australian government, with the aim of responding rapidly to global crises. The partnership has a particular focus on Pacific preparedness and resilience work.

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  • Bishop Kay Goldsworthy recognised in Order of Australia Awards

    15 Jun 2017

    BISHOP Kay Goldsworthy has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours List

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  • Australian to Chair Anglican Communion's Safe Church Ministry Commission

    08 Jun 2017

    Mr Garth Blake SC has been appointed Chair of the Anglican Communion’s Safe Ministry Commission. Mr Blake is the Chair of the General Synod’s Professional Standards Commission and the Royal Commission Working Group. He has been a long contributor to safe ministry policy development in Australia and internationally.

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