“Women are not necessarily seen by lay and ordained people in their parishes as potential clergy,” the Venerable Jill McCoy said.
“Through this bill, there is a recognition that a number of our parishes are having a struggle with viability,” Bishop Alison Taylor said.
Bishop Alison Taylor began the discussion at Synod, saying there had been no comprehensive review of clergy legislation in over 70 years.
Attendees have gathered at St Paul’s Cathedral for the final day of Synod proceedings.
13 October 2022 10.40pm Well, it’s been quite a night. In summary: Synod withdrew the motion to Uphold Biblical Marriage after Ms Fiona McLean who had moved it, sought to withdraw it, saying that the debate would be painful and time consuming. It was decided that there would be no Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. The […]
Melbourne synod members will consider a range of issues in October.
Melbourne diocese churches have fielded questions from parishioners about the implications for them of the new Southern Cross diocese .
The hurdles to women’s leadership in the Anglican church are sometimes overlooked.
Primate of Australia Archbishop Geoffrey Smith has addressed the GAFCON announcements.
This year’s Melbourne Synod is set to go ahead in a blended format.