bringing change and understanding

bringing change and understanding

2022 MOW, Unfinished Business – 30th Anniversary Conference

16, 17 & 18 September 2022 | Christ Church St Laurence Hall & Church Sydney

MOW 30th Anniversary Conference Program

Correct at time of publishing

Friday 16th September 2022 – Christ Church St Laurence Hall

Hall entry 505 Pitt Street, at the rear of the church

MC: Dr Elaine Lindsay

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm CCSL Hall
Welcome nibbles and drinks (NB: Substantial refreshments will not be provided on Friday)
5:30 pm – 5:50 pm: The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean
Official welcome and outline of the history of women’s ordination in Anglican church in Australia.

First Friday Session

6.00 pm – 6:45 pm: The Rev’d Val Graydon
Introduces a panel session focusing on the mainly lay-inspired reform groups that fought for ordination. The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean on WHO?, Dr Gwenneth Roberts on Brisbane, Professor Eileen Baldry AO on early MOW

Second Friday Session

7.15 pm – 8.20 pm Dr Elaine Lindsay
Introduces Dr Julia Baird and The Hon Keith Mason AC, QC in conversation on challenging church law in relation to the ordination of women.
8:20 pm – 9:00 pm Socializing with nibbles and drinks

Saturday 17th September 2022 – CCSL Hall

MC: The Rev’d Val Graydon
9.15 am: Acknowledgement of Country by The Rev’d Aunty Phyllis Andy
The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean welcomes attendees, conference prayer.

First Saturday Session

Focus on ordained women’s experiences.

9.30 am – 10:00 am: The Rev’d Aunty Phyllis Andy
10:00 am – 10.30 am: The Rev’d Sr Elisa Helen Waterhouse CSC
10.30 am – 11:15 am: Morning tea

Second Saturday Session

Theological / institutional focus.

11.15 am – 12:00 pm: Dr Jacqueline Service
Theological aspects surrounding women’s ordination
12:00 pm – 12.30 pm: Ms Anne Hywood
Current issues facing the Australian Anglican Church and how they affect women’s ministry.
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm: Lunch (provided)

Third Saturday Session

Focus on the future.

1.40 pm – 2.20 pm: The Rev’d Canon Professor Dorothy Lee
Women and leadership in the New Testament.
2.25 pm – 3:05 pm: The Rev’d Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM
Barriers to women achieving significant leadership roles in the church.
3.05 pm – 3.40 pm: Afternoon tea

Fourth Saturday Session

3:40 pm – 4:45 pm: Open session
What has been achieved and where to now? Conference speakers and attendees’ discussion. Chair: Mr Phillip Seale
4:45 pm: Conference close, The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean
6.00pm – 9pm: Informal dinner
(not included in conference registration) at the Incafé Restaurant near CCSL (corner of Chalmers St)

Sunday 18th September 2022 – Christ Church St Laurence

9 am service at CCSL, Sung eucharist and children’s ministry
Guest preacher Rev’d Canon Mara Di Francesco. Morning tea afterwards in the Church Hall, provided by CCSL.
10.30 am service at CCSL, Solemn High Mass
Guest preacher Rev’d Canon Mara Di Francesco. Morning tea outdoors afterwards, weather permitting, provided by CCSL. Service will be live-streamed.

Unfinished Business


President: Lesley McLean
Vice-President(s): Val Graydon, Margaret Lawther
Secretary: Elaine Lindsay
Treasurer: Kathleen Toal
General Representative(s): Sue Bishop, Lyn Boyd, Lu Piper and Jenny Stirling
Sydney MOW Convenor: Phillip Seale