Ministry changes in Canberra & Goulburn

Bishop Trevor EdwardsBishop of Canberra & Goulburn, Stuart Robinson, has announced a number of ministry appointments in the diocese. Key among these is the invitation to Trevor Edwards to become a full-time Assistant Bishop.

Trevor has been Rector of St. Matthew’s Wanniassa and, since 2004, also part time Assistant Bishop with responsibilities for outreach and renewal in the diocese. Trevor’s many friends in Sydney will wish him well as he continues to serve the Lord Jesus in this new ministry.

Details from Bishop Robinson’s letter on the Canberra and Goulburn website.

Bishop Stuart Robinson — encouragement in connecting

Stuart RobinsonBishop Stuart Robinson in the diocese of Canberra and Goulburn has begun recording regular video messages to help keep in touch with people across his diocese.

You can see the first one (July 2009) at YouTube.

“I’ll appoint women, says new bishop”

Stuart Robinson“Australia’s newest Christian leader has broken with the religious tradition in which he was raised and worked for almost 25 years, vowing to appoint women as bishops in the Anglican Church.

The Reverend Stuart Robinson, who trained at Moore College in the conservative Sydney Anglican diocese, will be consecrated as the bishop of Canberra-Goulburn in St Saviour’s Cathedral, in Goulburn, today. …”

– Story from The Sydney Morning Herald. (Photo: St. Paul’s Chatswood.)

Canberra consecration on Saturday

Stuart RobinsonStuart Robinson will be consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn at a service at 11:00am on Saturday 31st January 2009 in St. Saviour’s Cathedral, Goulburn.

New bishop says Anglicanism ‘in trouble’

Stuart RobinsonBorn in 1959 to unmarried musicians from Sydney’s Kings Cross, Stuart Robinson was elected yesterday as the next Anglican Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn. …

With a background in management, Dr Robinson trained for the priesthood at Sydney’s Moore Theological College. Much of his subsequent work has involved establishing new churches, including several years in Belgium…

– Report from The Canberra Times (Photo: St. Paul’s Chatswood.)

Stuart Robinson elected to Canberra and Goulburn

Stuart RobinsonThe Reverend Stuart Robinson has been elected as the new Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The Reverend Stuart Robinson is presently National Mission Facilitator for the Anglican Church of Australia and Rector of Chatswood in the diocese of Sydney.

The announcement was made today by the Very Reverend Phillip Saunders, President of the Electoral Synod and Dean of St Saviour’s Cathedral…

– Announcement from the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

Learn about Stuart’s ministry as National Mission Facilitator. (Photo: St. Paul’s Chatswood.)

Taking a crack at the stained glass ceiling

Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn crestChurch history will be made this weekend if Canberra’s Dr Sarah Macneil is elected the 10th Anglican Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn.

… only four remained from an original field of five nominees when the electoral synod began meeting yesterday in Goulburn. … Others nominated are Assistant Bishop and Vicar General of the diocese, Allan Ewing; Assistant Bishop and rector of the parish of St Matthew, Wanniassa, Trevor Edwards; and the rector of the parish of St Paul, Chatswood, Stuart Robinson.

– Report from The Canberra Times.   (emphasis added)

Canberra & Goulburn to vote this week

Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn electionThe Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn will elect its tenth Diocesan Bishop at an election Synod beginning on Friday (31st October). Bishop George Browning retired in August.

– Details on the process from the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn website. (Image: Dioc. Canb & Goulb.)

Canberra & Goulburn prepares to elect new bishop

Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn crestAfter the retirement of Bishop George Browning last month, the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn is preparing to elect a new bishop. The Election Synod begins on October 31st.

The diocesan website has details on what’s involved – and at least one parish (Gungahlin) has issued an invitation (PDF file) to join them in prayer.