A Call to Prayer for the Election of a New Archbishop of Sydney

Posted on May 14, 2013 
Filed under Sydney Diocese

Prayers for the Archbishop's election synodPrayer Meetings 10th – 20th June.

The next Archbishop of Sydney will be elected at the special session of Sydney Synod beginning Monday 5th August.

This election is of strategic importance for the work of the gospel in Sydney and the most important thing we can do is pray.

Members of the Anglican Church League invite all Synod members and all church members to join us during June at these venues to pray together for this election Synod and that the Lord Jesus will be glorified. Venues and times below, starting 10th June.  

These open meetings are for prayer, and not for the promotion of particular candidates (“The ACL confirms its longstanding practice of not promoting a preferred candidate for the Archbishop’s election.” – February 2013).

ACL President Gav Poole:

The Rev Gav Poole, President of the Anglican Church League“The election of the Archbishop will have a profound impact on the future of our diocese. Although it is a decision made by humans, we pray that we will honour God in the process and outcome. We pray that the man chosen by the Synod will be an instrument of God’s mercy on our diocese, our city and beyond.

The ACL plays a key role in most diocesan elections and its role in this one is simply to encourage prayer. We encourage all synod members and church members to join us for one of the meetings as we pray for the election of a new Archbishop.”

Download a flier here (PDF files: Colour A4A5 x 2; b&w A4A5 x 2) or see the details below.

New: Download suggestions for prayer (PDF).

Times and Venues: 

(Click on each venue name to get the church website.)

Monday 10th June

Cooks River – 7:30pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 187 Princes Highway, St Peters. (Directions.)

Tuesday 11th June

Toongabbie – 7:30pm
in the Lower Hall, Toongabbie Anglican, corner Binalong and Burrabogie Roads, Pendle Hill.

Willoughby – 7:30pm
St. Stephen’s, 211 Mowbray Road.

Campbelltown – 7:30pm
St. Peter’s, Cordeaux Street.

Emu Plains – 7:30pm
St. Paul’s, Short Street (enter via Mundy Street).

Wednesday 12th June

Campbelltown – 12:00 Noon
St. Peter’s, Cordeaux Street.

Miranda – 7:30pm
St Luke’s, in the church building, Jackson Avenue (parking on site).

Wollongong – 7:30pm
in the church hall. St Michael’s Cathedral, Corner Church and Market Streets.

Thursday 13th June

Bomaderry – 7:30pm
in the Ministry Centre, 114 West Birrelly Street.

Monday 17th June

Narrabeen – 8:00pm
St Faith’s, Clarke Street.

Tuesday 18th June

St. Ives – 7:30pm
Christ Church, Mona Vale & Cowan Roads.

South Carlton – 7:30pm
in the Church Hall, 34 Park Road, Carlton.

Thursday 20th June

Cherrybrook – 8:00pm
Cherrybrook Community and Cultural Centre, Shepherds Lane (turn onto the driveway off Shepherds Drive between the Aquatic centre and the dog park).

St. Andrew’s Cathedral – 5:15 to 6:15pm in the Chapter House,
Bathurst Street, Sydney.


Does the ACL have a preferred Nominee for Archbishop?

Two websites for the Archbishop’s election.