In this month's TMA

March 2020

• A report on a surprise event held at Bishopscourt to mark Archbishop Philip Freier’s 65th birthday on 9 February.

• “Reframing the Story”, a new exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral, highlights the leadership and contributions of Anglican women in Melbourne

• News of the ordination of 19 deacons on 8 February at St Paul’s Cathedral, and interviews with two of the new deacons

A report on a special panel discussion held at Ridley College on 12 February, which saw acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas talk about St Paul and his novel Damascus with Ridley Principal the Revd Dr Brian Rosner, the Revd Dr Fergus King from Trinity College and discussion moderator Bishop Paul Barker

• An interview with US theologian and missionary Jackson Wu, who was one of the speakers at the recent CMS Summer Under the Son conference

• Women from the diocese reflect on their faith and share their experiences of being part of the church

• Four Melbourne Anglican schools have started 2020 with new principals. We report on this, and on how two other local Anglican schools have celebrated their centenaries

• Anglicans, including a parishioner who hand-crafted furniture for the new St Peter’s Memorial Anglican Church in Kinglake from the remains of timber from the old church destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfires 11 years ago, honoured in the Australia Day Honours list

• Understanding our origins is key to understanding our Anglican identity, writes the Revd Canon Dr Rhys Bezzant from Ridley College in this month’s Faith Seeking Understanding column

• And as always, much, much more...

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