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COVID-19 Update – Synod and Parish Annual Meetings Dear sisters and brothers, Full Synod will not be held in 2020 Virtual Synod may be held to receive reports and conduct electronic elections if arrangements can be made Parish Annual and Special Meetings not yet possible Arrangements for virtual special meeting in parishes and conducting electronic...

COVID-19 Face Masks Dear sisters and brothers, Please reconsider travel to NSW hotspot areas or reconsider attending church if you have been in those areas Dear sisters and brothers, There is growing concern about the risk of contracting COVID-19 by travelling to regions of Sydney. There is general advice about refraining from travel where possible...

COVID-19 – Update Dear sisters and brothers, Guidance for clergy and lay leaders about wearing face masks Dear sisters and brothers, The Premier and the Chief Health Officer have strongly encouraged people to wear face masks when attending places of worship. If you can, please arrange for a supply of disposable masks to be available...

COVID-19 Update – Face Masks Dear sisters and brothers, People attending places of worship are encouraged to wear face masks Clergy and lay leaders should set a positive example Dear sisters and brothers, The Premier and the Chief Health Officer have strongly encouraged people to wear face masks when attending places of worship. If you...

COVID-19 – Important Updates Dear sisters and brothers, Please make sure you have registered your parish as a COVIDSafe Business Rules for singing and administering communion remain unchanged Parish Fairs and Market Days cannot be held I draw to your attention this letter from the Chief Health Officer for New South Wales. Naming our grief...

24 July Every parish must register as a COVIDSafe Business Rules for singing and administering communion remain unchanged Dear sisters and brothers, Registering as a COVIDSafe Business In line with the new direction from today the NSW Government has announced that all places of worship must register their COVID-19 Safety plan. This process will need...

23 July – Number 1 Updated documents and communication Dear sisters and brothers, Every one of us is aware of the increased concern in our community about COVD-19. Once again it seems close to us and we need to exercise our responsibility to ensure sure people ministering in the church and engaging with the church...

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.

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. 

The Venerable Tom Henderson-Brooks announced the successful election of the Very Reverend Peter John Grice as the thirteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockhampton.

‘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.