Celebrating Twenty Years of Women Priests in the Anglican Church/Australia

2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the ordination of women priests in Australia.
After February 1992 ordinations in Canberra were halted because of a recourse to the Supreme Court, a special General Synod voted in favour of the ordination of women as priests. In Brisbane a special Synod was held in November to approve the General Synod motion and on December 20 that year, five women were ordained as priests.

This year, there will be a number of celebrations.
A Novena of Meditations published on this blog and used publicly throughout the Diocese – May 22 – 30 to mark the dates of the Consecration of Australia’s first women bishops in 2008
Regular reflections on this page on the effect of women clergy in the lives of those whom they serve
A Eucharist in St John’s Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Barbara Darling
July 13
The publication of a book of the way in which women clergy express themselves in poetry, liturgy and art.
A celebratory dinner on December 7 – Function XXXX Brewery. Invitations out soon.

About swallowsrest

I am an Anglican priest in the city of Brisbane - married with three children. I am Rector of a Parish and also teach at the local theological college which is a campus of Charles Sturt University.
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3 Responses to Celebrating Twenty Years of Women Priests in the Anglican Church/Australia

  1. Ann Shevill says:

    Congraulations on the Launch of this informative Website.
    If it is intended to send direct reminder emails from time to time
    I would be glad to be on that Distribution List, please.
    Good wishes and regards to all concerned.

    • swallowsrest says:

      Dear Ann,

      Thanks for joining the celebrations. I will add you to any email lists, but can I also advise you to keep an eye on the site.

      Best wishes,

      Marian Free

    • swallowsrest says:

      Dear Ann,

      Just to check that you are up to date with the programme for the 20th anniversary. The Novena of Meditations will be uploaded daily from May 22, the Eucharist is at the Cathedral on July 13 and there will be a dinner on December 7.
      Are you able to let all your contacts know about the events?



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