The Anglican Church League warmly congratulates Archbishop-Elect Glenn Davies on his election as the 12th Archbishop of Sydney and assures him, and his wife Dianne, of our prayers and support as we together seek to win Sydney for Christ.
We look forward to a continued strong relationship with Archbishop Davies, who is also an Emeritus Vice President of the League. Dr. Davies will be installed as Archbishop on Friday 23rd August in St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
Russell Powell at SydneyAnglicans.net has more on the election.
Canon Rick Smith’s statement of congratulations to Bishop Davies – made at this evening’s Synod – can be read here.
Update: Dean of Sydney, Phillip Jensen, adds his words of welcome to the new Archbishop.
“The Synod to choose the 12th Archbishop of Sydney is about to begin. It will choose between the two nominees for the position – the Bishop of North Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, and the Rector of Naremburn / Cammeray, Canon Rick Smith.”
– Russell Powell at SydneyAnglicans.net.
See also this media release. (PDF)
– Media release from the NSW Council of Churches.
– Report from The Sydney Morning Herald. Photo: NSW Government.
John Ford, currently Bishop of Plymouth in the Diocese of Exeter, has been elected the new Bishop of The Murray.
“The General Synod of the Reformed Church of America (RCA) has removed the “conscience clause” from its the Book of Church Order (BCO), ending the right of its clergy to object to the ordination of women. …”
– Report from Anglican Ink.
Members of the Bible Society gave away free copies of ‘the original script’ of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Sydney opening last week.