MOVEMENT FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN

bringing change and understanding

bringing change and understanding

2024 Conference: Lead Like a Woman

All the information about out 2024 Conference, including links to book your place, are available at the link below. &... Read More

The Rev’d Alison Cheek, 29 July 1974, and the day that changed the Anglican Church

“Imagine”, writes Maureen Fiedler, “a church service so controversial that police officers are stationed down the ... Read More
Rev'd Dr Lesley McLean in the procession for the 2022 MOW Conference

The Book of Common Prayer: A detailed analysis

The Rev'd Dr Lesley McLean has completed a detaled analysis of the language of the Book of Common Prayer and its revisio... Read More
Icon of Rev'd Florence Li Tim-Oi created by Rev'd Paige Blair

Celebrating The Rev Dr Florence Li Tim-Oi, Pioneering Priest

‘I can certainly see no theological argument against the ordination of women. We are all God’s children, male and fe... Read More
Val Graydon

THE VENERABLE VAL GRAYDON

The Ven. Val Graydon, one of the first group of women to be ordained as priest in the Anglican Church of Australia, pass... Read More
The Most Rev'd Kay Goldsworthy AO, Archbishop of Perth, preaching at Solemn High Mass, Christ Church of St Laurence, 17 September 2023.

MOW in Sydney: 40 Years of Activism

Sydney MOW celebrated 40 years of activism on behalf of women’s ordination in the Diocese of Sydney on 17 September 20... Read More
2023 ordinations in the Diocese of the Murray - Source FaceBook.

HISTORY MADE AS THE DIOCESE OF THE MURRAY ORDAINS WOMEN PRIESTS

The Diocese of the Murray made history on 12 August 2023 when the Bishop, the Right Reverend Keith Dalby, ordained three... Read More

Adelaide celebrates 30th anniversary of women priests

The Diocese of Adelaide celebrated the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood at St Peter’s Cat... Read More

Caroline Pearce Memorial Lecture

  A lecture in honour of the life and legacy of pioneer the Reverend Caroline Pearce was hosted by St John's Chu... Read More

TWO ARCHBISHOPS

The Archbishop of Canterbury visits Australia Here he is with the Anglican Communion's first female archbishop, the M... Read More

Episcopal Church USA for Indigenous Rights

Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day gains momentum across Episcopal Church BY DAVID PAULSEN Posted Oct 7, 2022 ... Read More
Rev'd Dr Lesley McLean in the procession for the 2022 MOW Conference

National Conference for 30th Anniversary of Women Priests

THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE WAS AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS!   Held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, ... Read More

MARY THE MOTHER OF THE LORD

Mary is honoured throughout Christendom on 15 August   “The Church is a place of revolution without violence... Read More

ADELAIDE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF WOMEN PRIESTS

When the bishops of Australia were meeting with the Primate prior to General Synod it was an ideal opportunity to begin ... Read More

MOW AT GENERAL SYNOD 2022

MOW AT GENERAL SYNOD 2022 AND THE MOTION ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN’S ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Four us trav... Read More

AN APPEAL – MOW = working for women

Dear MOW supporters and friends   As you know, we are committed to challenging and transforming the Anglican ... Read More

The Year of Our Lord 1992 – Women Priests – then and now

Thirty Years of Women Priests   This year, 2022, is the 30th Anniversary of the ordination of the first wome... Read More

St Brigid of Ireland February 1

  St Brigid of Kildare   - a reflection on one woman and her ministry                    ... Read More

‘Biscuits to Bishop’ exhibition continues to grow

In 2021 one of MOW’s pioneers, Dr Gwenneth Roberts was the inspiration and principal researcher behind an exhibition a... Read More

Thirty Years Since 1992

It is hard to believe that 30 years have elapsed since the challenging days of 1992 when the Anglican Church's struggle ... Read More

Richard Hooker and the Via Media

I am preparing to preach on my hero, Richard Hooker tomorrow, Wednesday 4/11. There is a very inspiring piece in a book ... Read More

MOW AGM 2021 A Feast of theology conducted decently and in order

MOW Australia Ltd Annual General Meeting 9 October 2021 HIGHLIGHTS   The 2021 AGM for MOW Australia Ltd w... Read More

Theological School student reflection

Kirsty Beilharz reflects on her year of remote learning through Trinity’s Theological School. My experience... Read More

Dr Jacqueline Service – AGM Guest Speaker 2021

Jacqueline is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Charles Sturt University (St Mark’s National Theological Centre), Can... Read More

Sandra Montes on ‘Becoming REAL’

Q&A with Sandra Montes By Heather Beasley Doyle Posted Jul 29, 2021 &... Read More

First Female Anglican Bishop in East & Central Africa

Canon Emily Awino Onyango Posted on: January 18, 2021 4:10 PM The new Assistant Bishop of Bondo, the Rig... Read More

DOROTHY LEE IN CONVERSATION

The Revd Canon Professor Dorothy A. Lee, FAHA is the Stewart Research Professor of New Testament at TRINITY COLLEGE THEO... Read More

International Anglican Women’s Network

The International Anglican Women's Network (IAWN) helps connect Anglican Women with each other.   This came w... Read More

HEADSHIP AND UNDERBELLY

On Thursday 10 June, Julia Baird convened a discussion on domestic violence in the Anglican Church on The Drum.  ... Read More

MEDIA RELEASE 14 June 2021

DEMAND FOR CHURCH AUTHORITIES TO ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH   The Movement for the Ordi... Read More

LADY DAY SERMON

    Sermon delivered by the Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral Adelaide, South Australia, the Very Rever... Read More

GENDER-BASED BELIEF: A New Ethic for Christianity

Gender-Balanced Belief: A New Ethic for Christianity: a new book by Mavis Rose Gender-Balanced Belief calls on the chu... Read More

Bishop Bruce Wilson

Bishop Bruce Wilson's funeral was held at St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney at 10am on Monday 29 March 2021. &n... Read More

Muriel Gorrie

Muriel Gorrie was the third person to join the newly formed National Movement for the Ordination of Women in Adelaide in... Read More

From Biscuits to Bishop: Changing women, changing church

  A celebration of Anglican women’s history in Brisbane Diocese From Biscuits to Bishop is a multimedia exh... Read More

Bishop of Swaziland Ellinah Wamukoya

Bishop of Swaziland and global environment advocate Ellinah Wamukoya dies from Covid Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya ... Read More

St Brigid

Traditionally, Irish people regard today, 1 February, the feast of Saint Brigid of Kildare as the first day of Spring. T... Read More

Dr Rachelle Gilmour

TRINITY COLLEGE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL MELBOURNE, VICTORIA   FACULTY  Q&A NAME: Dr Rachelle Gilmour ... Read More

Elizabeth Thompson

Trinity College alum profile: Elizabeth Thompson Elizabeth Thompson moved to Australia from the US and found fulfilli... Read More

Bp Barbara Harris: one year on

The Anglican Communion’s first female bishop [caption id="attachment_1309" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo... Read More

Sister Frances Murphy CSC – Eulogy

Sr Helen CSC, writes the Eulogy for Sr Frances, who died in January. Sr Frances was the Sister-in-Charge... Read More

Remembering Patteson – Revd Sr Veronica CSC

Patteson’s Cross, Nukapu ‘Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoev... Read More

Mystics, Theologians & God-Botherers: Patricia Brennan

  Sunday 7 March 6.00-8.00pm (Queensland Time) Patricia Brennan – prophet, medical doctor, forensic physici... Read More

Prayer at Christmas and beyond

Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which He looks Compassi... Read More

Pauli Murray inspires new generation of ‘firebrand’ Black, queer Episcopal leaders

www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2020/12/09/pauli-murray-inspires-new-generation-of-firebrand-black-queer-episcopal-leaders/... Read More

The Rev’d Heather Sizer

Heather Sizer was ordained as a local priest to the church in Wirrabarra in the mid-north of South Australia by Bishop D... Read More

Victorian Anglicans Together

Preparing, educating, equipping  You may be aware, the Appellate Tribunal has presented their determination regardin... Read More

Elizabeth Murray: her journey to priesthood

  Elizabeth Murray admits that many others saw her leadership potential before she did, and she’s now thankful tha... Read More

THESE OUR TURBULENT DAYS

Psalm 93          A calm authority That with divine wisdom we may sufficiently contains the energies we have unl... Read More

Society of the Sacred Advent – 125 Years

  Two Anglican schools in Australia have celebrated a century and a quarter of ministry by sisters of the Anglic... Read More

Society of the Sacred Advent – History

  Known as Sister Caroline Amy and, later, Mother Caroline, Caroline Amy Balguy started her religious life at th... Read More

Simone Weil and the gift of inarticulacy

  How not to live in lockdown Simone Weil (1909-1943) is a thinker of ‘asphasia’: the inability to speak ... Read More

Episcopal Priest Wins Election

 becoming Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator The Rev. Kim Jackson speaks du... Read More

Spiritual Imagination offers a new path to monastic life

Kathryn Ashworth’s quest for God led her from the Christianity of her upbringing to New Age spiritual practices to a d... Read More

New Priory at Whitby

Archbishop of York lays foundation stone for new Priory at Whitby   There has been a monastic community in th... Read More

Precious in God’s eyes

May the God of Eve teach you to dance. May the God of Hagar bring you comfort in the desert. May the God of Miriam bri... Read More

CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST

  As I prepare on a Saturday for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, to preside at the Eucharist, I am someti... Read More

When I was conceived You knew me

MOW 1987 song When I was conceived you knew me Click on the link above. Page 2 appears first. The song, with Lyric... Read More

As I travel with you today, my Lord,

As I travel with you today, my Lord, may my steps be light. May I glimpse you in all I meet. May my hands be fo... Read More

For girls and women in Christian life

1  Hearing Good News, heaven-bound, setting foot on holy ground: chosen, gifted, born anew: Spirit, she belong... Read More

Four Rivers Bookshop

  Established in 1977, Four Rivers Bookshop is located in Griffith New South Wales. The phrase ”Four Rivers... Read More

A Challenge to Complementarians

The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to b... Read More

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the s... Read More

Anglican spiritual care practitioners talk COVID-19

Spiritual care practitioner Brenda Steward continues to visit patients at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ... Read More

Prayers at AGM 2020

PSALM 124      A PILGRIM PSALM   DELIVERANCE AND DESTRUCTION: WILL WE WEATHER THE STORM?   For... Read More

Linda Nicholls Primate

New primate foresees time of change for national church The Anglican Church of Canada’s new primate says her top prio... Read More

President’s Report 2020

 PRESIDENT’S REPORT TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  3 OCTOBER 2020   I’m not being positiv... Read More

The Headship of Men and the Abuse of Women – Review

Kevin Giles Author Penny Mulvey reviews his book It is profoundly sad to even think there is a need for the bo... Read More

Kevin Giles

          Complementarians and Abuse of Women: Kevin Giles' Newest Book Giles explores two church bodies: SBC a... Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, passed away Sept. 18, 2020 [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop ... Read More

The Rev’d Caroline Pearce

The Rev’d Caroline Pearce died peacefully on Tuesday 15 September 2020 in Adelaide. Caroline grew up in Adelaide, w... Read More

The Reverend Sal Tatchell 1929-2020

The Reverend Sal Tatchell is believed to be the first Anglican woman ordained in South Australia who has died. [capti... Read More

Bishop Barbara Harris (1930-2020)

Barbara Harris, the first woman in the Anglican communion to be consecrated a bishop, died in March 2020. Two articles a... Read More

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS 8 June 2020

The Reverend Dr Elizabeth Joyce Smith, AM “for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to liturgi... Read More

Church of England appoints its first black female bishop

The Church of England’s first black female bishop has been appointed by Downing Street. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the cha... Read More

Vale – Patricia Hayward (1953-2020)

MOW was saddened to learn of the passing of Patricia Hayward on 1 January 2020. Patricia was a committed supporter of... Read More
St Andrews Cathedral , Sydney

The women of Sydney are not silenced

I love the word bonkers. My mum used to say it all the time, and I just don’t seem to hear it often enough anymore. Th... Read More
sydney handmaid

In praise of the oddities and outliers resisting bonkers fundamentalism in Sydney

It can be awkward, sometimes, for men to stand alongside women in the fight against patriarchy. They are, after all, ben... Read More

Dear Archbishop Rowan

Dear Archbishop Rowan, Even though I’m not sending Christmas cards this year – ran out of time – you are not go... Read More
Julia Baird Journalist

20 years of women priests in the Australian Anglican church

Article by Julia Baird marking 20 years of women priests in the Australian Anglican church. Julia Baird argues in the... Read More

Women bishops: Jesus was happy with female apostles. What is the C of E’s problem?

The following article by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch was published in the London Observer on 7 July 2012. At its Gener... Read More

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Vice-President(s): Ann Edwards
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Secretary: Sandra Kjellgren
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Treasurer: Kathleen Toal
General Representative(s): Danni Clark, Melissa Conway, Tanja Hagedorn, Karen Terpstra
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