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Update on St Mary’s Church, Kempton

Tuesday December 11, 2018 – Joint Media Statement from the Anglican Church of Tasmania and the Southern Midlands Council  The Mayor of the Southern Midlands Council and the Bishop of the Anglican Church of Tasmania have met to discuss the future of St Mary’s Church, Kempton. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr…

Tough times for church building new connections

Undeniably, the past few months have been extremely challenging for The Anglican Church and many Tasmanians. Our desire to join the National Redress Scheme to fulfil our obligations in providing redress to survivors of child sexual abuse meant we needed to raise capital. We believed that selling some of our assets was the best solution.…

Redress Proposal – Property Update, Final List, Media Releases, FAQ’s

This page brings together information on the Anglican Church in Tasmania’s Redress Proposal. Status of the 73 properties to be sold to contribute to the Redress Fund Status of properties in sale process Final List of Property for sale Final list of properties for sale Frequently Asked Questions This FAQ document provides some general background…

One third of Anglican Church properties removed from sale list

Sunday December 3, 2018 The Anglican Church of Tasmania’s Diocesan Council (its governing body) met yesterday and made its final decision in respect of those properties that will be sold. “Following the conclusion of the appeals process one third of properties have been removed from the Anglican Church’s proposed ‘for sale’ list,” the Anglican Bishop…

Synod motion regarding Redress for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

The following Motion on Redress was passed at the 53rd Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania on 1 June 2018. REDRESS It was MOVED (by Revd Noel Bowditch/Mrs Joan Harvey) that this Synod: acknowledges the deep pain of those who have experienced sexual abuse within the Anglican Church in Tasmania; unreservedly apologises to the…

Anglican Church provides a security update – Addendum

Monday 17th December 2018 Notification Addendum On the 23rd of October 2018 the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania sent you a notification with regards to a security breach (see copy below). In addition to any contact details which may have been compromised, as advised below, the content of any emails which had been sent to the…

Bishop’s Training Event 2018 – Making Disciples Every Day

Saturday 22 September saw over 400 Anglicans from across the state gathering together for the 3rd annual Bishop’s Training Event, with a sense of excitement and expectation. It was our biggest event yet, filling the Hutchins School auditorium, with around 350 adults, and 70+ children in the kids’ event and creche. In the morning session…

Anglican Church supports move to make ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse

Tuesday October 2, 2018 The Anglican Church of Tasmania welcomes the government’s proposal to make ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, said, “We are committed to providing safe church communities and working for the protection of vulnerable people”. “Making ministers mandatory reporters of…

Pastoral Letter on Redress – 23 August 2018

My dear brothers and sisters, The last couple of months have been very challenging for the Diocese of Tasmania, as we have grappled with our response to redress. I know that many Parishes have been thinking and praying hard about how to respond to the Synod’s plan to levy our investments and the proceeds of…