John Woodhouse on 1 Kings 1 and the Servant King

John WoodhouseFormer Moore College Principal, Dr. John Woodhouse, was back at college this week, and preached in Chapel for the first time since he retired.

Hear the sermon on 1 Kings 1:1-10 and the Servant King. Most challenging and encouraging.

Moore College Open Week

MTC Open EventsMoore College has an Open Week this week.

As well, the college is planning Open Nights, Open Weeks and an Open Day for prospective students to find out about the College.

Details and contact info here.

Moore College to offer its own PhD

Dr Claire Smith and family“Moore College is to be the first Anglican College in Australia and one of very few non-university institutions in the country to award its own PhD. The College has been supervising PhDs for many years in conjunction with the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney. Now a Moore College PhD will be available…”

– good news from Moore College. (Photo: Dr. Claire Smith with her family.)

Southern Region Information Night

southern-june-2015-1Don’t miss our Information Night to be held at St. Peter’s Cooks River at 7:30pm on Monday 1st June.

Hear Dr. Mark Thompson speak on the vital role of the Anglican Church League in the life of the Diocese of Sydney.  Read more

Sydney at Gallipoli

The Rev Dr Colin Bale“This month marks the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli by Australian and New Zealand troops as part of a larger allied invasion force in April 1915…

Historians have noted how the Australian involvement at Gallipoli gained Australia the right to be treated as an independent nation. Thus, Australia was allowed its own independent seat at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and was not simply part of the British Empire delegation.”

This article by Dr Colin Bale (Head of Church History at Moore College) tells the story of two Sydney Anglicans in the Great War. It was published in the April edition of Southern Cross, and has also been posted online by

New Assistant Bishop for Canberra & Goulburn

Bp Trevor Edwards and Bp-Designtate Matt BrainNews from Canberra & Goulburn Diocese –

Archdeacon Dr Matt Brain was appointed as a new Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn following a meeting of Bishop in Council earlier today…”

And “Assistant Bishop Trevor Edwards will become the bishop responsible for the development of ministry in the Diocese’s western and coastal regions following a meeting of Bishop in Council today…”

‘Newcastle Anglicans join the Bishopscourt sell-off trend’

newcastle-bishopscourt“The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has put its Bishopscourt estate for 11 May Walkom Real Estate tender…”

Property Observer.

With thanksgiving for Tony Lamb

The Rev Tony LambFormer ACL President, Dr. Bruce Ballantine-Jones, has written this tribute to his friend, The Rev. Tony Lamb, who departed this earthly life on Friday 10th April 2015.


Many who knew Tony Lamb will be saddened to hear that he has died, sad, not for him, of course, as he is at home with the Lord, but for the loss of a good friend and an outstanding servant of the gospel. Read more

Tony Lamb 1925–2015

The Rev. Tony LambWe hear that ACL Emeritus Vice-President the Rev. R. E. (Tony) Lamb went to be with the Lord overnight.

Tony was aged 90. He is survived by his wife Jan. All members of the League can join in thanksgiving to the Lord for Tony, for his love of Jesus, and his commitment to the gospel of Christ.

Tony served as Rector of St. Ives (1985-91) and Caringbah (1966-85). Earlier, he was Curate-in-Charge of Westmead (1962-66).

At Caringbah (and elsewhere), his ministry has been described as having an “emphasis … on Bible teaching, the formation of Home Bible Study Groups, prayer and a commitment to service both at home and overseas”.

Additionally, he served as Secretary of the Anglican Church League, and was a faithful member of the Council for decades. In recognition, he was not only made an Emeritus Vice President, but also a Life Member – the only person to have received such an honour.

(Photo with thanks to Tony’s daughter, Cath.)

We plan to publish a tribute to Tony here next week.

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