2018 Anglican Future Conference

EFAC Australia and FCA Australia will again partner to hold a second Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne in September 2018.

Anglican Future Conference 2018 will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) from Thursday evening 6th September till lunchtime on Sunday 9th September.
The partner organisations are planning for this to be a much bigger Conference with the expectation of strong lay participation. EFAC (Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion Australia) and FCA (Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans – Australia) partnered together in 2015 to run the first Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne with over 350 participating. FCA Chair, Bishop Richard Condie (Bishop of Tasmania) is keen for all Anglicans who uphold the fundamental declarations of the Anglican Church in Australia to come together to be challenged, inspired and equipped for the challenge of mission today. EFAC Australia Chair Bishop Stephen Hale wants this to be a large gathering of lay leaders and clergy, as we offer a voice of hope for all who minister in and through the Anglican Church of Australia.

Confirmed speakers are Frogg Orr-Ewing and Wes Hill. Frogg is the Rector of Latimer Minster, as well as Chaplain and Missioner for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics with teaching responsibilities at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has written several books and is married to Amy with three small children. Frogg will speak on Mission and Culture. Dr Wesley Hill is assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and author of the much-discussed book “Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality” as well as “Spiritual Friendship”. Wes will open up the Scriptures on the area of Faithful Sexuality as he reflects on his own journey as a same sex attracted person. Other speakers as well as Bible Study leaders will be announced shortly.

The Conference will be preceded on Thursday 6th September with a range of Ministry and Mission Intensives. Each Intensive will run during the day and will be led by experienced leaders in key areas as well as facilitating Networks across our vast land.

Stephen Hale (Chair-EFAC Australia)
Richard Condie (Chair – FCA Australia)

For further information contact Chris Appleby cappleby@cappleby.net.au

Annual General Meeting 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the FCA Australia was held last Weds, 31st August, 2016, at St Paul’s Cathedral. The Rev’d Dr Michael Jensen gave our keynote address on Lessons from the Gruen Transfer for Mission in the Modern World. The text of his talk is available here.

The following directors were elected to the board:

  • The Rt Revd Dr Richard Condie – Bishop of Tasmania (Chair)
  • The Most Revd Dr Glenn Davies – Archbishop of Sydney (Deputy Chair)
  • Mr Philip Gerber (Company Secretary)
  • Dr Laurie Scandrett (Trasurer)
  • The Revd Stephen Carnaby – Rector, St Mark’s Bellerive, Tasmania
  • The Revd Paul Hunt – Rector, St George’s Magill, South Australia
  • The Revd Joshua Kuswadi – Rector, St Peter’s Nightcliff, Northern Territory
  • Mrs Fiona McLean – Lay member, Victoria
  • Mr Chris Purton – Lay member, South Australia
  • The Very Revd Kanishka Raffel – Dean, St Andrew’s Cathedral Sydney
  • The Revd Trevor Saggers – Rector, Good Shepherd, Cairns, Queensland
  • Dr Claire Smith – Lay member, NSW
  • The Revd Peter Smith – Rector, Dalkeith Anglican Church, Western Australia
  • The Revd Richard Trist – Dean of the Anglican Institute, Ridley College, Victoria

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Australia) Ltd (FCA-Australia) will be held as follows:

Time: 7.30pm
Date: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Location: St Paul’s Cathedral
Cnr Flinders Street & Swanston St
Melbourne VIC
Agenda: Consideration of annual financial report, Directors’ reports, and Auditor’s Reports
Election of Directors
Appointment of Auditor
Other business (of which proper notice has been given)

Guest Speaker: Rev Dr Michael Jensen – “Lessons from the Gruen Transfer for Mission in the Modern World”

Nominations for Director (due in specified written format by 17 August 2016), Proxies (due by 28 August 2016) and rsvp’s/apologies should be lodged with the Secretary at gerberlegal@bigpond.com or PO Box 29 Toongabbie NSW 2146.

You can also rsvp online.

The Constitution of FCA-Australia can be found here.

Richard Condie
Chairman – FCA – Australia – July 2016

Statement from the board of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Australia)

In response to a recent article in Newcastle Herald, the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Australia) was described as “associated with the global Confessing Anglicans movement based on strong rejection of female and gay clergy and same sex marriage.”

We want to clarify that we are fully supportive of the global Confessing Anglicans movement. However the movement is not based on what it rejects but what we uphold.

Our principal objects are:
1. to promote orthodox Anglican faith and practice as set forth in the Jerusalem Declaration and in the Fundamental Declarations and Ruling Principles of the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia;
2. to help reform, heal and revitalise the Anglican Communion and expand its mission to the world.
3. to provide fellowship to orthodox Anglicans who find themselves in a minority position in their own Dioceses due to actions of others who depart from orthodox faith and practice.

We pray for, and continue to support, all orthodox Anglicans around the country.