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The Diocese of Grafton has provided a very timely “2019 Synod recap” providing confirmation of the results we reported on Wednesday and, more importantly, the full text of the bishop’s answer to questions surrounding the appointment of a priest in a same-sex marriage to the Cathedral. As we reported, the bishop was asked the following […]
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The Synod of the Diocese of Grafton, which met this last weekend, has passed a number of controversial motions and heard a question which indicate a walking away from aspects of the national church constitution and the recent Bishops’ Agreement. As we reported last week, the Synod debated asking the General Synod to introduce same-sex […]
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The Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton, meeting this weekend 21-23 June, is to debate a motion asking the General Synod to implement same-sex marriage. The full text of the motion, proposed by Dean Greg Jenks, is 24. That this Synod encourage the 2020 General Synod to adopt optional provisions for the blessing of […]
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davidould.net has obtained video of the entire press conference held in Nairobi by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Kenyan Primate Jackson Ole Sapit. Welby’s performance is a clear display of what Anglican commentators have already called his “chameleon” nature. He will say one thing in one place then another in another, depending on who […]
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In a move clearly designed to avoid an open conflict over the question of blessing same-sex relationships, the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia have decided to postpone the 2020 General Synod and replace it with a “Special Session” that will deal solely with necessary legislation arising from the […]
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"One of the [Australian] bishops ... declared that he intended to bring an ordinance to his synod this year to allow for blessing of same-sex marriages in his diocese, before the General Synod deals with the question."
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Another day, another piece by an “expert” in the Bible who wants to undermine our confidence in the very same Scriptures. The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy has a new piece up on ViaMedia News, “Does the Bible really … Give Us a Clear Definition of Marriage?“ One bishop here in Australia describes it as […]
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The Federal Election is over and many have let out a huge sigh of relief that Labor didn’t get in to enact their own narrow view of freedom of religious expression. But just because we haven’t had a change of government doesn’t mean that our culture has really changed. Yes, the progressive left of politics […]
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Here’s a short piece I wrote for our church for Sunday, long before we had any idea who would win the election… I’m writing this on a cold Tuesday evening but by the time you read it we will have elected a new government for Australia. How is the Christian meant to relate to the government, whoever […]
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The decision today by Rugby Australia’s tribunal to terminate the contract of Israel Folau should make the whole of Australia sit up, take notice, and be warned. The sacking of Folau marks the crystallisation of a movement in our society that many of us warned about in the run-up to the postal vote on marriage […]

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