The Movement for the Ordination of Women in the Anglican Church of Australia
Includes Sydney chapter (Sydney MOW)
- Encourages the church to make full use of the ministries of women
- Promotes the expression of women’s perspectives in theology and celebrates diversity
- Promotes theological learning and discussion
- Honours the creativity and breadth of women’s ministry with stories, past and present
- Liaises with appropriate national and international women’s groups
- Values women’s history by recording events and gathering material
- This website is also a repository of historical material
- Occasional conferences with local and international speakers
- Lectures, seminars, retreats and quiet days
- Publishes conference proceedings
- Produces merchandise
- Has an email group
Read the objects of MOW Australia, as stated in our constitution at Clause 1.4.
Questions? Want to get involved? contact us.
The MOW Logo
Ro Yule, an artist living in Victoria designed the logo for the celebration of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in Melbourne in 1992. To mark that historic occasion Ro’s design was reproduced on a Banner, scarves and mugs.
Ro’s conceptual idea was about how women’s spirituality and ministry (the golden sunburst shape) would grow and emerge from the cross … that women’s spirituality was something organic and would flourish if given half a chance. Within that lively golden shape were the round host and chalice marking the centrality of the Eucharist in Anglican Worship and the role of the priest in celebrating the rite. The cross shape also echoes the female symbol with a live leaf emerging from the cross.
The banner was a constant symbol of MOW for the next twenty years. It was used at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on 9 December 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the first ordination of women to the priesthood in Australia. A copy of the design was taken from this banner and used for the 2012 MOWatch Conference in Kincumber NSW and from then on.
Please enjoy the vibrant colours and the vision they and the design impart.
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