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The President’s Address to the Second Session of the Forth-Ninth Synod of the Diocese delivered on Saturday 29 October 2016 at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mindarie

The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot | Administrator of the Diocese of Perth
Second Session of the Forty-Ninth Synod of the Diocese of Perth
29 October 2016

Ngaala kaaditj Noongar moort keyen kaadak nidjar boodjar.
We acknowledge Noongar people as the original custodians of this land.

Welcome to this Second Session of the Forty-Ninth Synod of the Diocese of Perth in the name of God the Holy and Blessed Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I want to acknowledge the unusual and unforeseen circumstances in which we gather for Synod this year and that many of us will come here with a range of feelings and responses.

As we open this First Sitting, I underline the respectful stance that the Diocese of Perth has taken in relation to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and its inquiry into past events in the Diocese of Newcastle, and our commitment to the aims of the Royal Commission – to protect children, to bear witness, to formulate a just response. As a people, we desire to respond both pastorally and with contrition towards the spectre of Church abuse and our earnest hope is for ongoing healing for survivors of abuse and those closest to them. The Professional Standards update we have just received is a part of our determination to keep our safeguards and protocols at the highest possible levels.

As we gather this morning, may we be committed to this Synod as a place in which we address the important Diocesan business before us, and where we proceed in a spirit of respectfulness and recognition of our mutual obligations towards each other, remembering that we are not only members of Perth Diocesan Synod, but of Christ’s Body and of the Universal Church of God.

Since the introduction of the synodical process in our Church, Anglicans have gathered to accomplish together what we are not able to achieve on our own. We have the opportunity this weekend to be a blessing and an enrichment not only to each other, but to the wider Church.

With the senior leadership team, I am committed to the well-being of this Diocese and so desire that this Synod is a place where we can gather, greet each other, conduct important business, debate and discuss those things most important to us, honour difference and diversity and ensure that in all things Christ is honoured and that the ministry and mission of God’s Church goes forward.

To do that at this Synod we need your co-operation and generosity of spirit because we do now and have always belonged to one another and this is something we can only accomplish together.

With thanks

On your behalf, I extend grateful thanks to the Principal of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mr Julian Dowse, to Mr John Fillipone and the School Council for providing the hospitality of this venue.

Fittingly, our gathering began last night with worship in St George’s Cathedral and I thank the Dean and Chapter and the wider Cathedral community for ensuring that everything took place in good order and that our worship was a worthy offering to God.

Thank you to Bishop Jeremy James for presiding at the Synod Eucharist, to the Deacons of the Eucharist, The Reverend Sebastiana Pienaar and Ms Rebecca Ray and to the Chaplain of this Synod, The Reverend Nicholas Lockwood.

The Venerable Braden Short, Ms Karen Cliffe and Mrs Maria Hann have worked intensively to plan and provide for this Synod and are deserving of our thanks for their efforts.

Chancellor

In November 2015, not long after Synod was concluded, we were saddened by the death of Mr Peter Jooste QC. We give thanks for the 10 years Peter served as Chancellor. We valued Peter as a person of maturity, wisdom and grace. Archbishop Roger observed that Peter was:

. . . known for his integrity. He had a passion for the law. He honoured the discipline that it required. His knowledge, thoroughness, attentiveness to detail, and his capacity to bring together justice tempered with mercy endeared him to many. There were times his meticulous concern to get things absolutely right frustrated people like myself who wanted to act swiftly on his initial opinion. He refused to give in to the cult of the immediate and the urgent. His wise, considered, patient counsel was given with humility and grace, always open to review and revision. He was a passionate teacher who never lost the will to learn.

Requiem for Peter Jooste QC, 14 November 2015

We offer deep thanks to Mr Eric Ross-Adjie for his willingness to serve as Acting Chancellor for the past year.

The Archbishop and Chairman of Trustees have been diligently seeking to discern who might be appointed as the new Chancellor. It has become very clear that whoever is appointed will not serve on any board or committee in the Diocese, but will be the ‘principal confidential adviser to the bishop of the diocese’ (The Chancellors Canon 2001).

In Memoriam

We remember all who have served Christ in faithful endeavour in our parishes, schools and agencies:

  • Mr John Moody AM Mr Peter Jooste QC
  • Mrs Joan Rich (wife of the late The Reverend Canon Bill Rich)
  • Mrs Kathleen Hodgson (wife of the late The Reverend Cec Hodgson)
  • The Reverend Jenny Hall
  • Mr Peter Mead (St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School)
  • Mrs Barbara Thomson (wife of The Venerable Jack Thomson)
  • Mrs Doreen Howells (wife of The Reverend Gary Howells)
  • The Reverend Dr Michael Evers
  • The Reverend Canon Dr Kenneth Bailey
  • The Reverend Dr Maurice Lee
  • The Reverend Tony Bolt Mr Patrick (Paddy) Day
  • Mr John Kerr OAM
  • Mrs Kathleen Beicher (wife of the late The Reverend Flemming Beicher)
  • The Reverend Robin Hill
  • The Reverend Alexander John
  • Mrs Elizabeth Harford (wife of The Venerable Michael Harford)
  • The Reverend Martin Sexton
  • Mrs Peggy Blain (wife of the late The Reverend Barney Blain)
  • Professor Richard Lefroy

Rest eternal grant to these your faithful servants, O Lord; and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Farewells

At each Synod, there are other farewells of a less sombre nature.

Clergy Retirements

We give thanks to God for the faithfulness exercised by The Reverend Bob Milne, The Reverend Graeme Varvell and The Right Reverend Tom Wilmot.

Each of them has served Christ with perseverance whether the time has been favourable or unfavourable and we will hear an appreciation motion recognising their ministry and wishing them well in retirement.

Farewells from Positions within the Diocese

There is a huge vitality evident in the work of our Diocesan agencies and schools and administrative bodies. This vitality is being carried forward by those who are leaving the Diocese to take up other appointments, and we are grateful for their time with us and for the strong contribution of those who are now heading into retirement and we wish them all well.

  • Mr Garth Wynne - Headmaster, Christ Church Grammar School
  • Mr Stuart Meade - Headmaster, Hale School
  • Mr Peter Martin - Principal, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School
  • Mr Ray Glickman - Chief Executive Officer, Amana Living
  • Mr Darren Cutri - Director of Finance
  • Mr Jeffrey Vance - Executive Officer, Anglican Community Fund

Welcome

We are freshened and energised by the contribution of those who have arrived in our Diocese since last Synod or for whom this is their first Synod experience [and we will ask them to stand].

We acknowledge those clergy recently ordained, those who have joined us from other Australian Dioceses and those who have arrived from overseas1:

1 For all Moves and Other Appointments from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016 refer to Appendix 1

  • The Reverend Peggy Ludlow - Priest-in-Charge, Toodyay Goomalling and Gingin-Chittering
  • The Reverend Dr Brian Ludlow - Assistant Priest, Gingin-Chittering
  • The Reverend Peter Richards - Rector, Applecross
  • The Reverend Nick Freeland - Swanbourne-Mt Claremont
  • The Reverend Melanie Simms - Chaplain, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School
  • The Reverend Brad Galvin - Chaplain, St Mark’s Anglican Community School
  • The Reverend Des Smit - Rector, Whitfords
  • The Reverend Kay Wee Sim - Deacon, West Perth
  • The Reverend Pat Deeny - Permission to Officiate
  • The Reverend Kim Thomas - Rector, Mundaring
  • The Reverend Patrick King - Vocations Advocate

We congratulate those who have taken up Diocesan appointments in the last year:

  • Mr Alan Jones - Principal, Christ Church Grammar School
  • Mrs Maggie Dunnill - Acting Principal, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School
  • Ms Stephanie Buckland - Chief Executive Officer, Amana Living
  • Mr Andrew Reynolds - Director of Finance, Diocesan Office
  • Ms Robin McClellan - Trustee
  • Mr Sam Walsh AO - Trustee

Thank you

The reports to Synod represent the year’s work of the many people who serve God in Christ in agencies, schools and parishes across the Diocese. The reports to Synod represent the faithful ministry of countless people who serve as Trustees, Diocesan Council members, in parishes, schools, agencies, universities, prisons, hospitals and many others who engage with the mission and ministry of this Diocese.

Trustees and Diocesan Council

Under the leadership of the Chairman of Trustees, The Honourable Richard Court AC, the Trustees continue to diligently manage the resources of the Diocese.

The Diocesan Council report outlines the diligent and careful work undertaken by the Council in fulfilling Synod’s determinations.

The Archdeacons and Area Deans

In what has proved to be a challenging year, the lateral thinking and faithful service of the Archdeacons and Area Deans has been essential in ensuring the work of the Diocese is completed with cohesion and compassion. I believe I speak for the Bishops of the Diocese when I say that without the senior clergy we as a people would not be able to minister in the way that we do.

Allied Ministries

We are grateful for the diligence and expertise of all those involved in the life and mission of our agencies and schools, particularly the Chairs, Chief Executive Officers, Principals, Headmasters, boards and staff. We give thanks for the contributions made by all members of boards who serve in allied ministries.

Chaplaincies in hospitals, schools, agencies, prisons including chaplaincy in public schools are a source of great encouragement and provide care for many.

Amana Living

  • Chair - Mr Steve Scudamore
  • Chief Executive Officer - Mr Ray Glickman and Ms Stephanie Buckland

We give thanks for the life of Professor Richard Lefroy whose work as a gerontologist and commitment to people with dementia, together with the support of the then Anglican Homes, opened Lefroy Hostel in Bull Creek which provided sufferers of dementia the opportunity to reside in a secure hostel setting rather than being heavily medicated and restrained in a nursing home. Professor Lefroy’s commitment to Anglican Homes/Amana Living and the services it offers is deeply appreciated.

Anglican Community Fund

  • Chair - Mr David Craig
  • Executive Officer - Mr Jeff Vance
    Mr Jeff Vance resigns as Executive Officer of the Anglican Community Fund with effect from 16 December 2016. Jeff has diligently served in this role for the past nine years. During this time the Fund has continued to financially support the Diocese as well as offer the Diocese, agencies and schools loan facilities to enable the mission of the Church to flourish. Jeff and the staff of the Anglican Community Fund are to be commended for their commitment to providing the very best customer service to all those who engage with the Fund.

Anglicare WA

  • Chair - Mr John Barrington Chief Executive Officer - Mr Ian Carter AM

Meath Care

  • Chair - Mr Michael Lee OAM
  • Chief Executive Officer - Mrs Olive Wright

Parkerville Children and Youth Care

  • Chair - The Right Reverend Jeremy James
  • Chief Executive Officer - Mr Basil Hanna

St Bartholomew’s House

  • Chair - Mr Michael Brown
  • Chief Executive Officer - Mr John Berger

St George’s College

  • Chair - Dr Peter Hopwood
  • Warden - Mr Ian Hardy

Anglican Schools Commission

  • Chair - Mrs Barbara Godwin OAM
  • Chief Executive Officer - The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM

All Saints’ College

  • Chair - Ms Thirl Millachip
  • Principal - Ms Belinda Provis

Christ Church Grammar School

  • Chair - Mr John Poynton AO
  • Principal - Mr Alan Jones

Esperance Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mrs Victoria Brown
  • Principal - Mr Kerr Fulton-Peebles

Guildford Grammar School

  • Chair - Mr Mitchell Wells
  • Headmaster - Mr Stephen Webber

Hale School

  • Chair - Mr Jon Birman
  • Headmaster - Mr Stuart Meade

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mr Graeme Slattery
  • Principal - Mr Matthew Hughes

John Wollaston Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mr Craig Bydder
  • Principal - Ms Anne Ford

Perth College

  • Chair - Mrs Bree Ludlow and Ms Andrea Burns
  • Principal - Mrs Jenny Ethell

Peter Carnley Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mr Keith Lindbeck
  • Principal - Mr Peter Martin

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mr John Fillipone
  • Principal - Mr Julian Dowse

St George’s Anglican Grammar School

  • Chair - The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM
  • Principal - Mrs Rensché Diggeden

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

  • Chair - Ms Deidre Willmott
  • Principal - Mrs Kim Kiepe

St James’ Anglican School

  • Chair - Mr Allan Griffiths
  • Principal - Mr Adrian Pree

St Mark’s Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mr Andrew Gilmour
  • Principal - Mr Cameron Herbert

St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

  • Chair - Mr Ian Curlewis
  • Principal - Mrs Lynne Thomson

Swan Valley Anglican Community School

  • Chair - Mr Doug Swingler
  • Principal - Mr Jason Bartell

Flying Angel Club - Mission to Seafarers

  • Chair - Mr Mark Small

Anglican Board of Mission

  • Chair - The Venerable Lionel Snell

Bush Church Aid Society

  • Chair - The Reverend Neil Walthew
  • WA Regional Officer - The Reverend Rob Healy

Church Missionary Society

  • Chair - The Right Reverend Dr Peter Brain
  • General Secretary - The Reverend Canon Ray Arthur

Anglican Messenger/Communications

  • Co-ordinating Editor - Mrs Cheryl Herft
  • Committee - The Reverend Drs Elizabeth Smith and David Wood The Reverend Gillian Rookyard
  • Administration Officers - Ms Nina Biggs and Ms Sarah Stirling

Mission Plan

  • The Reverend Alison Gilchrist has been appointed full-time Mission and Evangelism Enabler.

Professional Standards Committee

I express our thanks to the Chair of the Professional Standards Committee, Mr Darren Renton, and all the members of the Committee, and to Ms Tracie Chambers- Clark, Director of Professional Standards, for the diligence and care taken in the significant work undertaken by the Committee on behalf of the Diocese.

Diocesan Office

We give thanks to Mr Brian Dixon, Mr Andrew Reynolds, Ms Hazel Blackmore and all the staff who serve in Diocesan Office, Wollaston Theological College, Wollaston Conference Centre, Swan Valley Adventure Camp and Townsend Lodge and for the ministry of service they offer to clergy, parishes, agencies and the wider community on our behalf.

We look forward to the opening of Church House in February next year. The commitment of the Trustees, architects, planners and builders in bringing this project to fruition is to be commended.

The Episcopate

Bishop Tom Wilmot retired on 15 February 2016. Given the significant budgetary constraints on the Trust portfolio (Archbishop’s Establishment) over the next few years, the Episcopate, together with the support of the Archdeacons, agreed that we would manage the Episcopal responsibilities without the appointment of another Bishop.

Bishop David Murray continues to assist the Episcopate with his particular gift in spiritual direction.

I am grateful for the assistance offered by the Episcopal support staff to the Episcopate and the Diocese.

Legislative Changes

You will be aware that this Synod is to consider a significant number of legislative changes and amendments to Diocesan Statutes. The Legislation Committee has been directed by Diocesan Council to review and update all legislation in order to standardise language, updating terminology and eliminating duplication. I acknowledge and thank Ms Carine Collins for the significant time and effort she has offered in preparing the legislation that will come before us at Synod.

Theological Education and Formation

I am grateful to the board of the John Wollaston Theological College under the chairmanship of The Reverend Dr Philip Raymont as they seek to provide for theological education and formation for lay and clergy.

Our thanks to the Warden, The Reverend Dr Gregory Seach. We welcome The Reverends Jeni Goring (Chaplain for Ministry) and Patrick King (Vocations Advocate) as they take up their roles at Wollaston, together with Dr Anne Harris, together with the staff at Murdoch University, Professor Rowan Strong and Dr Mark Jennings. Dr Jeremy Hultin resigned as Lecturer in New Testament to return to the United States of America.

The Examining Chaplains under the leadership of The Reverend Dr Philip Raymont continues the important ministry in the discerning of candidates for selection, training and recommendation for ordination.

Discussions are ongoing in respect of the structure of theological education, particularly in relation to the Perth College of Divinity and Murdoch University.

Social Responsibilities and Anglican EcoCare Commissions

The Social Responsibilities and Anglican EcoCare Commissions continue their commitment to the many challenges that face our community. Thanks to The Reverend Lorna Green, Bishop Tom Wilmot, Ms Radhika Roy and the members of the Social Responsibilities and Anglican EcoCare Commissions for their continuing engagement with these matters.

Prison Chaplaincy

Our thanks to all those who minister in prisons. Positive engagement continues between the Commissioner for Corrective Services, prison chaplains, the Roman Catholic Archbishop and Uniting Church Moderator in seeking to address areas of concern raised at previous Synods, in particular the effect of overcrowding in prisons and the number of people within the prison system affected by mental health issues.

CEBS - The Anglican Boys’ Society (WA)

At a duly constituted Special General Meeting of CEBS – The Anglican Boys’ Society (WA) Incorporated in the Friends’ Room, St George’s Cathedral, at 6.00pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016 the following resolution was debated and voted on:

That CEBS – The Anglican Boys’ Society (WA) Incorporated (“Association”) be wound up voluntarily pursuant to section 30(1) of the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 (“the Act”) and that the net assets of the Association be transferred to The Perth Diocesan Trustees (“PDT”) to be held in trust by the PDT in accordance with clause 55 of the Constitution.

The resolution received significantly more than the 85% majority of those present and voting.

We give thanks for the ministry CEBS has offered to boys and young men over many years in this Diocese.

Companion Diocese – Eldoret

In January, Bishop Jeremy James, Mrs Jill Bowman and The Reverend Canon Angela Webb undertook a very successful visit to our companion Diocese, Eldoret. We continue to look at ways of supporting our partner Diocese in the most effective way. A motion will come before this Synod seeking a review of this relationship.

The Hale Diaries

Plans are currently being developed in conjunction with the State Library of Western Australia and Professor Jane Lydon, University of Western Australia, with a view to holding a Hale Symposium during 2017. Details of the symposium will be provided as planning proceeds.

Wittenoom Way

The signs of God’s goodness are all around us in the Diocese. Seventy-five pilgrims traced the original journey of The Reverend John Burdett Wittenoom from Fremantle to Guildford, stopping off to experience the hospitality of parishes along the route, the welcome of Her Excellency the Governor and the ministry of St George’s Cathedral and Guildford Grammar School.

We express our thanks to The Reverend Canon Joanne Baynes and Mr Robert Baynes for their commitment and enthusiasm in organising this innovative programme which serves as a reminder that God is always doing new things with us, engaging the gifts and energies of people in our schools and churches in collaboration with those in the wider community.

Conclusion

In these weeks the leadership team has been conscious of the huge amount of prayer being expressed on our behalf. That, and your loyal support at last night’s Eucharist will make all the difference to this Synod.

I want you to know of Archbishop Roger’s profound gratitude for your prayers for him and Cheryl and their family. He is very determined that in these testing times the most important thing is that Christ is honoured. My hope is that we, too will understand that this is our main purpose and calling.

. . . in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make defence to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence.

1 Peter 3:15-16

Amen. The Lord be with you.

The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot Administrator

APPENDIX 1

MOVES AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS

1 October 2015 – 30 September 2016

CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

  • The Reverend Peter De Yaak - Assistant Priest, Quinns-Butler - 28.09.16
  • The Reverend Dave Deeny - Chaplain, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School - 18.07.16
  • The Reverend Ros Fairless - Curate-in-Charge, Murdoch-Winthrop - 29.11.15
  • The Reverend Nick Freeland - Swanbourne-Mt Claremont - 28.01.16
  • The Reverend Brad Galvin - Chaplain, St Mark’s Anglican Community School - 01.01.16
  • The Reverend Alison Gilchrist - Mission and Evangelism Enabler - 01.08.16
  • The Reverend David Goch - Assistant Priest, Quinns-Butler - 01.10.15
  • The Reverend Jeni Goring - Chaplain for Ministry, Wollaston Theological College - 01.07.16
  • The Reverend Chris Hind - Rector, Bayswater - 01.08.16
  • The Reverend Patrick King - Vocations Advocate - 01.10.16
  • The Reverend Nicholas Lockwood - Priest-in-Charge, Willetton - 01.08.16
  • The Reverend Dr Brian Ludlow - Assistant Priest, Gingin-Chittering - 01.07.16
  • The Reverend Peggy Ludlow - Priest-in-Charge, Toodyay Goomalling and Gingin-Chittering - 05.12.15
  • The Reverend Matthew Madul - Deacon, West Nedlands - 28.02.16 – 30.11.16
  • The Reverend Cliff Parish - Assistant Priest, Willetton - 01.08.16
  • The Reverend Joice Rianga - Priest-in-Charge, Sudanese Anglican Worshipping Community of Malaga - 01.02.16
  • The Reverend Peter Richards - Rector, Applecross - 29.11.15
  • The Reverend Kay Wee Sim - Deacon, West Perth - 11.06.16
  • The Reverend Melanie Simms - Chaplain, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School - 01.01.16
  • The Reverend Des Smit - Rector, Whitfords - 16.06.16
  • The Reverend Lisa Spargo (nee Perkins) - Chaplain, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls - 18.07.16
  • The Reverend Kim Thomas - Rector, Mundaring - 09.10.16
  • The Reverend Susan Thorpe-Gudgeon - Priest-in-Charge, Roleystone - 01.10.15
  • The Reverend Steve Warren - Priest-in-Charge, Belmont and Carlisle-Rivervale - 01.05.16
  • The Reverend Timon Yanga - Associate Priest, Balga-Mirrabooka - 01.02.16
  • The Reverend Mark Yates - Deacon, Claremont - 03.04.16 – 30.05.16
  • Deacon, Yanchep - 01.07.16 – 17.07.17 Assistant Chaplain (Deacon),
  • St James’ Anglican School - 18.07.16 – 17.07.17

CHANGE OF STATUS

  • The Reverend Pamela Turner - Rector, Mt Pleasant - 01.01.16

OTHER CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

  • The Reverend Marie Aitken - Area Dean, Coastal Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Canon Dale Appleby - Honorary Canon, St George’s Cathedral - - 18.05.16
  • The Venerable Kathy Barrett-Lennard - Area Dean, Moore Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Canon Joanne Baynes - Canon, St George’s Cathedral - - 27.04.16
  • The Reverend Peter Boyland - Area Dean, Claremont Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Marc Dale - Area Dean, Swan Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Dr Steven Daly - Area Dean, Perth Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Linda Flewker-Barker - Area Dean, Cockburn Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Lorna Green - Area Dean, Armadale Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Brett Guthrie - Area Dean, Eastern Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Venerable Mandy Herriman - Archdeacon to the Household of Deacons - 01.08.16 – 31.07.19
  • The Reverend Bruce Hyde - Area Dean, Melville Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Deborah Joyce - Archbishop’s Examining Chaplains - - 11.03.16
  • The Reverend Ross Kilpatrick - Chaplain, MU - 11.05.16
  • The Reverend Martha Kongor - Area Dean, Sudanese Communities - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Reverend Canon Joe Newbold - Canon, St George’s Cathedral - 01.04.16
  • The Reverend Canon Gerry Nixon - Canon, St George’s Cathedral - 01.04.16
  • The Reverend Evan Pederick - Area Dean, Victoria Park Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Venerable Jack Thomson - Honorary Canon, St George’s Cathedral - 07.12.15
  • The Reverend Neil Walthew - Area Dean, Joondalup Deanery - 01.07.16 – 30.06.19
  • The Venerable Onesimo Yugusuk - Archdeacon to Sudanese Communities - 01.04.16 – 31.03.19

ORDINATIONS

  • Mrs Pat Deeny - Deacon - 11.06.16
  • Mr Kay Wee Sim - Deacon - 11.06.16

LOCUM TENENS

  • The Reverend Ron Attley - Fremantle - 15.09.16 – 30.03.17
  • The Reverend Dale Appleby - Bassendean - 01.06.16 – 31.07.16
  • The Reverend Julie Barrett-Lennard - Melville - 01.12.15 – 31.12.15
  • Melville - 01.02.16 – 30.04.16
  • The Reverend Bob Booth - Esperance - 01.01.16 – 31.03.16
  • The Reverend Jim Crawley - Midland - 29.09.16 – 28.02.17
  • The Reverend Christine Duke - Mt Hawthorn - 01.06.16 – 31.01.17
  • The Reverend Alan Forsyth - St Bartholomew’s House - 01.11.15 – 31.01.17
  • The Reverend Dr John Forsyth - Graylands Hospital - 23.09.15 – 23.10.15
  • Graylands Hospital - 25.10.15 – 28.11.15
  • St John of God Hospitals, Subiaco and Murdoch 03.07.16 – 23.07.16
  • St John of God Hospitals, Subiaco and Murdoch 24.07.16 – 13.08.16
  • The Reverend Jill Gleeson - Whitfords - 03.04.16 - 15.06.16
  • Gosnells - 01.08.16 – 28.02.17
  • The Reverend Robert Graue - Lakelands - 01.07.16 – 31.01.17
  • The Reverend Bill Hawley - Hollywood Private Hospital - 27.12.15 – 03.01.16
  • Hollywood Private Hospital - 28.02.16 – 02.04.16
  • Hollywood Private Hospital - 07.08.16 – 17.08.16
  • St John of God Hospitals, Subiaco and Murdoch 21.12.15 – 26.12.15
  • St John of God Hospitals, Subiaco and Murdoch 04.01.16 – 31.01.16
  • The Reverend Dr Georgie Hawley - East Victoria Park-Bentley - 20.09.16 – 14.11.16
  • Victoria Park - 01.08.16 – 31.07.17
  • The Venerable David Ingleson - Joondalup - 01.02.16 – 30.08.16
  • The Reverend Peter Llewellyn - Northam and York - 11.01.16 – 30.04.17
  • The Reverend Howard MacCallum - Esperance - 28.08.16 – 28.02.17
  • The Reverend Debbie May - City Beach - 01.10.15 – 17.07.16
  • St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls - 07.11.15 – 31.01.17
  • The Reverend Norma Metcalf - Wyalkatchem-Koorda with Dowerin - 01.10.15 – 30.09.16
  • The Reverend Raymond Molyneux - Gosnells - 20.11.15 – 29.01.16
  • The Reverend Paul Monash - Lakelands - 01.02.16 – 30.04.16
  • The Reverend Roger Morey - Shenton Park - 26.10.15 – 15.11.15
  • Shenton Park - 11.01.16 – 28.02.17
  • The Reverend Cassandra Nixon - Bayswater - 21.02.16 – 20.03.16
  • Bayswater - 24.04.16 – 30.10.16
  • North Perth - 14.08.16 – 28.02.17
  • The Reverend Cliff Parish - Willetton - 22.11.15 – 30.06.16
  • The Venerable Michael Pennington - Bicton-Attadale - 03.05.16 – 06.06.16
  • The Reverend Terry Pickersgill - Hilton - 29.02.16 – 30.08.16
  • The Reverend David Prescott - Nedlands - 01.02.16 – 31.01.17
  • The Reverend Ron Ross - Lesmurdie - 27.11.15 – 30.04.17
  • The Reverend John Smith - Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - 14.12.15 – 24.01.16
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - 01.07.16 – 29.07.16
  • Royal Perth Hospital - 26.04.16 – 06.05.16
  • The Reverend Canon Tom Sutton - Precentor, St George’s Cathedral - 29.05.16 – 30.09.16
  • The Reverend John Symons - Highgate - 02.07.16 – 27.11.16
  • The Venerable Jack Thomson - Woodlands-Wembley Downs - 29.02.16 – 30.08.16
  • The Reverend Ben Underwood - Shenton Park - 16.11.15 – 10.01.16
  • The Reverend Mark Walker - Bayswater - 13.12.15 – 31.01.16
  • The Reverend Keith Wheeler - Spearwood - 22.12.15 – 31.01.17
  • The Reverend Ray Yates - Mundaring - 09.02.16 – 30.09.16

PERMISSION TO OFFICIATE

  • The Reverend Peter Bourne - 29.09.16
  • The Reverend Peter De Yaak - 22.03.16
  • The Reverend Pat Deeny - 11.06.16
  • The Reverend Christine Duke - 01.04.16
  • The Reverend Lynne Eastoe - 01.07.16
  • The Reverend Jill Gleeson - 01.07.16 – 31.07.16
  • The Reverend Jane Hawkins - 02.05.16
  • The Reverend Dr Brian Ludlow - 05.12.15
  • The Reverend Sidney Middlemost - 13.04.16
  • The Reverend Bob Milne - 08.07.16
  • The Reverend Graeme Napier - 18.11.15 – 08.05.16
  • The Reverend Cliff Parish - 22.11.15 – 30.04.16
  • The Reverend Jean Routley - 27.07.16
  • The Reverend Melanie Simms - 05.12.15 – 31.12.15
  • The Reverend Graeme Varvell - 17.08.16
  • The Right Reverend Tom Wilmot - 15.02.16

CLERGY RETIREMENTS

  • The Reverend Bob Milne - 08.07.16
  • The Reverend Graeme Varvell - 18.08.16
  • The Right Reverend Tom Wilmot - 15.02.16

CLERGY RESIGNATIONS

  • The Reverend Chris Beal - Chaplain, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School - 31.12.15
  • The Reverend Jill Gleeson - Priest-in-Charge, North Midlands and Morawa-Perenjori - 13.03.16
  • The Reverend Dr Alex Jensen - Murdoch University
  • The Reverend Karen Lewis - Deacon, Lakelands - 04.10.15
  • The Reverend Paul Monash - Permission to Officiate - 30.04.16
  • The Reverend Graeme Napier - St George’s Cathedral - 08.05.16
  • The Reverend Kanishka Raffel - Rector, Shenton Park - 25.10.15
  • The Reverend Jeff Savage - Co-ordinator, Anglican Children and Youth Ministries - 31.12.15
  • The Reverend Toby Sherring - Chaplain, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls - 06.02.16
  • The Reverend Dean Spalding - Dean of Studies, Wollaston Theological College - 31.12.15
  • The Reverend Michael Wood - Chaplain, St George’s College - 20.12.15

OTHER CLERGY RESIGNATIONS

  • The Reverend Dr Michael Evers - Canon, St George’s Cathedral - 25.02.16
  • The Reverend Bruce Hyde - Chaplain, GFS-An Anglican Ministry - 16.09.15
  • The Reverend Tony Murray-Feist - Canon, St George’s Cathedral - 30.06.16
  • The Reverend Frank Sheehan - Canon, St George’s Cathedral - 04.02.16

DEPOSITION

  • Mr Neil Blay - 02.12.15

LAY APPOINTMENTS

  • Ms Stephanie Buckland - Chief Executive Officer, Amana Living - 01.08.16
  • Mrs Maggie Dunnill - Acting Principal, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School - 13.11.16
  • Mr Alan Jones - Principal, Christ Church Grammar School - 01.01.16
  • Ms Robin McClellan - Trustee - 11.05.16
  • Mr Andrew Reynolds - Director of Finance, Diocesan Office - 26.04.16
  • Mr Sam Walsh AO - Trustee - 19.07.16

LAY RESIGNATIONS

  • Mr Darren Cutri - Director of Finance, Diocesan Office - 16.05.16
  • Mr Ray Glickman - Chief Executive Officer, Amana Living - 12.08.15
  • Mr Peter Martin - Principal, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School - 18.12.15
  • Mr Stuart Meade - Headmaster, Hale School - 31.12.16
  • Mr Jeff Vance - Executive Officer, Anglican Community Fund - 16.12.16
  • Mr Garth Wynne - Headmaster, Christ Church Grammar School - 31.12.15

CHURCHES/BUILDINGS/AGENCIES

Anniversaries

  • Rottnest Island Chapel - 50th Anniversary - 13.12.15
  • Parish of Warnbro - 25th Anniversary - 22.05.16
  • Parish of Murdoch-Winthrop - 25th Anniversary (turning of the sod)
  • Parish of Guildford - 180th Anniversary (laying of first foundation stone by - 12.06.16
  • Governor James Stirling - 04.09.16

Openings

  • St James’ Chapel, Alkimos - 17.11.15
  • Guildford Grammar School Preparatory School Buildings - 03.11.15
  • John Wollaston Anglican Community School “The Commons” Building - 29.02.16
  • Anglicare WA, Geoffrey Sambell Centre - 13.07.16
  • All Saints’ College Years 5 and 6 Building - 31.08.16

Closure

  • CEBS – Boys Ministry Australia (WA) - 22.06.16

Deconsecrations

  • St James’ Church, Yanchep - 24.10.15
  • St Peter’s Church, Jennapullin - 06.12.15

RIP 

  • Mr John Moody AM - 02.10.15
  • Mr Peter Jooste QC - 10.11.15
  • Mrs Joan Rich (wife of the late The Reverend Canon Bill Rich) - 21.11.15
  • Mrs Kathleen Hodgson (wife of the late The Reverend Cec Hodgson) - 14.10.15
  • The Reverend Jenny Hall - 12.02.16
  • Mr Peter Mead (St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School) - 12.01.16
  • Mrs Barbara Thomson (wife of The Venerable Jack Thomson) - 13.03.16
  • Mrs Doreen Howells (wife of The Reverend Gary Howells) - 16.04.16
  • The Reverend Dr Michael Evers - 15.05.16
  • The Reverend Canon Dr Kenneth Bailey - 23.05.16
  • The Reverend Dr Maurice Lee - 26.05.16
  • The Reverend Tony Bolt - 03.06.16
  • Mr Patrick (Paddy) Day - 10.06.16
  • Mr John Kerr OAM - 16.06.16
  • Mrs Kathleen Beicher (wife of the late The Reverend Flemming Beicher) - 23.06.16
  • The Reverend Robin Hill - 28.08.16
  • The Reverend Alexander John - 05.08.16
  • Mrs Elizabeth Harford (wife of The Venerable Michael Harford) - 06.08.16
  • The Reverend Martin Sexton - 15.08.16
  • Mrs Peggy Blain (wife of the late The Reverend Barney Blain) - 11.09.16

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2016 Resources

Updates

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Dates

  • The 49th Synod runs from 2015 - 2017
  • 2016 Synod will run from 28 - 30 October 2016
  • Friday 28 October 2016 - 7.00pm
    Synod Eucharist at St George’s Cathedral
  • Saturday 29 October 2016 – 8.30am
  • Sunday 30 October 2016 – 1.00pm

Location

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School (Elliston Parade, Mindarie)

Deadlines

  • Legislative motions to be received by the Legislation Committee at Diocesan Office by 5.00pm on Wednesday, 24 August 2016.
  • General motions to be received by the Registrar at Diocesan Office by 5.00pm on Friday, 16 September 2016.
  • Nominations for election to be received by the Registrar at Diocesan Office by 5.00pm on Thursday, 20 October 2016.

Synod packs will be available for collection from 1pm on Tuesday 27 September to 1pm on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

For further information, please contact The Venerable Braden Short or Ms Karen Cliffe on 9425 7217