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The New Marriage Era (Evening Conference)

  • St Hilary's Kew 12 John St Kew 3101 (map)

Complex Questions and Considered Responses

As a result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey in 2017, Australia has entered into a new era when it comes to the legal definition of marriage. In responding to this New Marriage Era, there are complex questions for the Anglican Church of Australia to consider. These questions involve theological, biblical, liturgical, and pastoral dimensions. Join us for an evening conference with five plenary sessions as we seek to navigate these complex questions with some considered responses. This evening conference is particularly suitable for lay people and Synod representatives. 

 This event is a collaboration of EFAC Australia, St Hilary’s and the Peter Corney Training Centre


7.00pm Welcome/Setting the Scene (Bishop Matt Brain)

7.10pm Marriage and the Anglican Church of Australia (Bishop Michael Stead)  

7.40pm Marriage in the New Testament (Rev Natalie Rosner)

8.10pm To bless or not to bless? (Rev Canon Dr Rhys Bezzant)

8.40pm Responding to the Complex Pastoral Challenges at a Parish Level (Bishop Stephen Hale)

9.10pm Responding to the Complex Issues about Marriage in Synods (Bishop Richard Condie)

9.40pm Close

Plenary Speakers

Earlier Event: August 28
The New Marriage Era (Day Conference)