From the Bishops

From the Bishops

July 8 2016Stories of urban ministry: Telling the stories of God at work in the Marmingatha Episcopate
Bishop Genieve Blackwell is appealing to parishes in the Marmingatha Episcopate to share their stories of urban ministry. Read on for how your parish can get involved. Read more

JULY 8 Melbourne assistant bishop appointed to national ecumenical role
Bishop Philip Huggins has been installed as the eighth president of the National Council of Churches in Australia. Read more

JULY 1 Petition to the AFL regarding Good Friday football
Bishop Philip Huggins reports on his recent meeting with the AFL regarding Good Friday football. Read more

MAY 18 Anglicans reach out to Geelong Muslims following mosque fire
The Anglican Church has offered its facilities to Geelong Muslims whose mosque was burnt down in a fire early on 18 May. Melbourne Bishop Philip Huggins has offered Imam Mohammad Ramzan the use of the All Saints Newtown church hall for Friday prayers, if needed. Read more

MAY 10 Petition to AFL: Keep Good Friday free of football
Bishop Philip Huggins has launched a petition calling on the AFL to keep Good Friday free of football. Read more

MAY 10 Anglican principles 'strong enough' to adapt
The fundamentals of Anglicanism were strong enough to support new ways of being God’s people and transforming lives at a time when Christian ministry was complex, Bishop John Harrower said in his lecture “Being a Church in Mission: Reflections from Tasmania on the Anglican Church of Australia” on 11 April at Ridley College. Read more

MAY 5 The Now and Not Yet: Life of a Bishop with John Harrower
Bishop John Harrower on Ridley College's the Now and Not Yet series, reflecting on his years in office and what’s in store for him next. Listen now

MAY 2 'Feeding my sheep', saving the lost, key to a bishop's vocation
Dr Bradly Billings was consecrated as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne on 30 April. Read more

APRIL 1 Media release: Two new bishops for Melbourne
Archbishop Philip Freier has announced the appointment of the Revd Dr Paul Anthony Barker and the Revd Dr Bradly Scott Billings as Assistant Bishops in the Diocese of Melbourne. Read more

FEBRUARY 26 Bishop White to move into part-time role in growth areas ministry
Bishop Paul White has announced his resignation as Assistant Bishop for the Jumbunna Episcopate effective from mid-May, but he will return in early July to a part-time role as Assistant Bishop for Growth Areas Ministry. Read more

FEBRUARY 4 Media release: Nauru detention for children unacceptable: bishops
Melbourne’s Anglican bishops again urge the Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, to change the narrative on children in detention despite the High Court decision yesterday that there is no legal impediment to returning more than 250 asylum seekers to Nauru. Read more

DECEMBER 2 Media release: Let the community sponsor asylum seekers
Statement by Bishop Philip Huggins, Chair, Anglican Church of Australia Refugee and Asylum Seeker Working Group. Read more

OCTOBER 14 2015 Retired Tasmanian bishop commissioned as assistant to Dr Freier in primatial role
Bishop John Harrower has been commissioned to a new role assisting Archbishop Philip Freier. Read more

SEPTEMBER 30 2015 Contrasting days: a reflection by Bishop Philip Huggins
Bishop Philip Huggins reflects on two unsettlingly different days. Read more

SEPTEMBER 4 2015 Media release: Please let in 10,000 more Syrian refugees
The Anglican Church in Australia is pleading with the Government to allow another 10,000 refugees from Syria into Australia before Christmas. Read more

JULY 13 2015 Finding a voice in our ‘transitional times’
The church needs to think about how it uses its voice, says new Melbourne bishop Genieve Blackwell. Read more

JUNE 17 2015 Bringing people together the challenge for new woman bishop
Finding new ways of connecting people to meet the challenges of the 21st century will be the priority for new Melbourne Anglican Bishop Genieve Blackwell. Read more