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Anglican Church reassures survivors they will be heard

Wednesday 8 April 2020 – In light of the effect on survivors of the decision of the High Court of Australia to acquit Cardinal Pell, the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, wants to reassure people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church in Tasmania, that their claims will continue to…

An honest approach to Australia Day

26 January, 2020 – The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, recognises the importance of having Australia Day as a day to celebrate, acknowledge and give thanks for our great nation, but calls for lament on January 26 for the darker parts of our history. “This date celebrates an imperialist British…

Anglican Church negotiates in good faith

Friday 6 September 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania continues to negotiate in good faith with local communities about church property marked for sale. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania said, “We recognise that church buildings, such as St Martin’s Church at Dunalley, are important places and hold significant value within…

Awe & Wonder for Anglican Schools Conference in Hobart

Thursday 8 August 2019 – The Anglican Schools Australia Conference is in Hobart this year. Over the next two days 260 delegates from around Australia, 83 of whom are School Chaplains, will gather to celebrate the wonder and enthusiasm that children bring to the school environment. Dr Rob McEwan, Headmaster of The Hutchins School, is…

Supreme Court stops Church’s proceedings

Tuesday 4 June 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania has received advice that the Supreme Court of Tasmania has made an Order prohibiting it from proceeding with its church discipline process in relation to Bishop Phillip Newell. The Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie said, “I have been advised by our…

Anglican Church of Tasmania officially part of National Redress Scheme

Monday April 1, 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania is now officially part of the National Redress Scheme. On Thursday 28 March 2019, the Minister for Families and Social Services, Mr Paul Fletcher, declared the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania as a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) and a member of…

Anglican Church in Tasmania expands its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme

26 March 2019 – The Anglican Church in Tasmania has made significant changes to its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme (PSAAS) for survivors of sexual abuse. These changes come in light of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the establishment of the National Redress Scheme (NRS). The Anglican Bishop of…

Anglican Church of Tasmania will join National Redress Scheme

Friday 1 March 2019 – The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, has received confirmation today that the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania’s application to join the Anglican participating group (Anglican Representative National Redress Scheme Limited) has been approved. “I am pleased to have received confirmation that the Directors of the Anglican…

New leaders for Anglican Church

Thursday 28 February 2019 – The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie will lead a special celebration and ordination service at St David’s Cathedral Hobart, at 10am on Saturday 2nd March. “This Saturday our Church is gathering to celebrate the goodness of God and to witness the ordination of four people…