Perth consecration

holy-queenFrom The Book of Common Prayer, 1662, Consecration of Bishops: The Archbishop is to ask the candidate,

“Be you ready, with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrine contrary to God’s Word; and both privately and openly to call upon and encourage others the same?”

(page 591, Cambridge pocket edition.)

David Ould publishes some excerpts from a recent consecration at St. George’s Cathedral in Perth.

Annual Moore College Lectures 2015

mtc-lectures-2015Professor Kevin J. Vanhoozer is delivering this year’s Annual Moore College Lectures, starting 7th August. Free and open to the public. Details here.

If you can’t get there in person, the first lecture will be streamed live.

Newcastle diocese committed to changing ‘culture of fear’

Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson“Newcastle’s Anglican Bishop Greg Thompson says he is preparing for the harsh realities that a royal commission probe into the diocese may bring…”

– report from ABC News. (Image from Bishop Thompson’s earlier apology.)

Moore College Sunday 2015

Moore College SundayMany churches are focussing on Moore College for their prayers on Sunday August 2nd.

“The MCS theme this year is about partnering with Moore in prayer as we equip students to tell the world the one story worth knowing by heart – the story of Jesus.” – Read all about it.

Canberra & Goulburn: Pastoral Letter concerning the Redefinition of Marriage

Bishop Stuart RobinsonBishop of Canberra & Goulburn, Stuart Robinson, wrote to members of his diocesan Synod in a pastoral letter yesterday:

“At our Synod in September, I am already aware that people will want to discuss either the rights and wrongs of homosexuality or the merits and problems of same-sex marriage. It is important for us to remember that there are already some limits around what such discussion can and cannot achieve, because…”

Read it all here.

Mission Awareness Week at Moore College

mission-awareness“Mission Awareness Week 2015 was held last week (20-24 July). MAW is an important event in the Moore College calendar. It is held annually in July and provides the opportunity to see what God is doing in the world, and to be challenged as to how we are going to be involved in God’s mission work…”

Report from the College.

Two days left to have your say for NSW scripture in schools

sre-curriculum“There’s only two days left to contribute to the NSW government review of special religious and ethics classes in schools.

The independent review looking into Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Ethics Education (SEE) in NSW primary and secondary schools was announced in October last year and began in March.

Parents and carers, SRE and SEE teachers, current and former students and other interested parties are able to contribute their views here, before submissions close this Friday 31 July…”

Report from the Bible Society. (Emphasis added. Image: Youthworks.)

Societas 2015 launched

Societas 2015Just in time for Moore College Sunday (being observed in many churches this weekend), the 2015 edition of the Moore College students’ magazine, Societas, has been released.

It’s available online – to view or download using ISSUU – or to download as an 11.2MB PDF file from the college website.

Bishop’s Vision for the Diocese of The Murray

Bishop John Ford, Diocese of The Murray“Before the motion was passed unanimously, Bishop Ford spoke on how his vision for the Diocese may be considered.

He believed the Diocese had too many buildings and that in many small communities, it may be more effective if a group of believers met around a table to pray, study and learn…

Bishop Ford believed communication was another important area to be looked at over the next year. He thought many of our church signs were ‘appalling’, adding that it was no wonder that other people found it difficult to join us when we met in secret…”

– The Winter 2015 edition of The Murray Anglican (PDF file) reports on Bishop John Ford’s vision for the Diocese of The Murray, endorsed at their Synod in May.

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