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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...

15 May – Number 1 Application can be made to livestream services on a Sunday NSW Health have advised that congregation numbers doesn’t include the people leading/managing the service Dear colleagues, I write to confirm that the use of a church building on a Sunday for live streaming or recording without a congregation being present...

14 May – Number 1 Application process for reopening church buildings and recommencing church activity released Dear brothers and sisters, Introduction I was grateful for the opportunity to meet with so many of you via Zoom yesterday as we continue our journey of returning to face-to-face ministries in our parishes. All of our consideration is...

9 May 2020 – Number 1 Revised draft of for opening church buildings and recommencing parish operations released Details about hall hire included in draft The only change to yesterday’s update is a revised draft framework which includes hall hire being permitted when NSW moves to step 2. Hirers will need to be responsible for...

8 May 2020 – Number 1 Draft steps for opening church buildings and recommencing parish operations released The Australian Government has released a document outlining the steps for a COVIDSAFE AUSTRALIA. It is important to note that the requirements in NSW will not change until the NSW government issues the appropriate health orders. Parishes will...

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.

A note from the Anglican Communion's Director for Communications.

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

A Igreja Anglicana do Burundi, em colaboração com o UNICEF, realizou um curso intensivo de treinamento para jovens sobre construção da paz e coesão social.

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.

Long-serving Sydney Bishop, Ivan Lee, has passed away more than four years after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  Bishop Lee died last night (4th March) at Greenwich Hospital, where he had been receiving palliative care.