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8 July – Number 1 Entry restricted for people return from travel in Victoria Applications now open for reopening of children, youth and family ministries Change to the maximum number of people in church and for funerals Diocesan Plan and local application form meet the Government requirements to have a COVID19 safety plan Dear colleagues,...

20 June – Number 1 Hall hire can recommence subject to new COVID19 guidelines Church buildings previously used for public worship on a weekly basis to be open from July at least for weekday services Amendment to service times/days within guidelines for parishes with approval to be open can be made locally Guidance on funeral...

13 June – Number 1 Slight amendment to service time instructions Incumbents and Churchwardens responsible for determining the number of church services on any day in a church building Volunteers in at risk groups can seek medical exemption to return to volunteer roles SRE set to return in term 3 Further activities will be allowed...

5 June – Number 1 Application to re-open Opportunity and similar Retail shops is now available Dear colleagues, Parishes can now apply for permission to re-open Opportunity Shops and other similar Retail Shops such as book shops within the Diocese. The health and safety of all people attending our sites is paramount and it is...

29 May – Number 1 Application processes will begin next week for further reopening church buildings, reopening opportunity (and similar activities) and for allowing hall hire. Where a parish cannot resolve to reopen Sunday worship or resolves not to reopen for Sunday worship they should advise the Bishop in writing. Please manage workloads carefully! Dear brothers and...

26 May – Number 1 Thank you for your careful attention to detail in applications to reopen church buildings No changes in permissions Parishes urged to make preparations for the next stage Please pray! Dear colleagues, Reopening applications Thank you for your careful consideration of the wellbeing and safety issues associated with the reopening of...

19 May – Number 1 Slow stream of applications for reopening of church buildings Guidance on baptisms Dear colleagues, Reopening applications I am grateful for the careful attention that people are giving to the process of reopening our church buildings. There has been a slow stream of applications most of which focus on the re-opening application...

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

The former Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa has completed its transition into an autonomous Province of the Anglican Communion. 

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

‘The Week of Prayer for Reconciliation’ (The National week for Reconciliation) did not go quite as we planned.

Bishop Grant Dibden, Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force will participate in the ANZAC Memorial Service, 10am (AEST) ANZAC Day.  Livestream from ANZAC Memorial Chapel www.facebook.com/DuntroonChapel

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith, has today (Tuesday) been elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia.

The Eighteenth Session of General Synod was due to be held 31 May – 5 June 2020. It has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Primate’s announcement is available here.  A new booking has been made.

The Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, steps down as Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia today (Tuesday) without a successor in place. A meeting of the primatial Board of Electors met in Sydney earlier this month (14 March) but failed to reach agreement on who the next primate will be.

A number of new restrictions on gatherings mean that home groups are no longer possible according to government COVID-19 guidelines.