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

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Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George St Sydney

Friday 16th September 2022 Hall

Hall entry 505 Pitt Street, at the rear of the church
4:30 pm: Registration CCSL Hall
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm CCSL Hall
Welcome nibbles and drinks (Hall entry via Pitt Street, at the rear of the Church) (NB: Substantial refreshments will not be provided on Friday)
MC: Dr Elaine Lindsay
5:30 pm: Acknowledgement of Country by Aunty Dr Rose Elu
The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean welcomes attendees and outlines of the history of women’s ordination in Anglican church in Australia.

First Friday Session

6.00 pm – 6:45 pm: Dr Elaine Lindsay
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 – 8:15pm: Dr Elaine Lindsay
Introduces Dr Julia Baird and The Hon Keith Mason AC, KC 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

Hall entry via 505 Pitt Street, at the rear of the Church

8.45 am: Registration

9.15 am: Acknowledgement of Country by The Rev’d Shannon Smith
The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean welcomes attendees, conference prayer.

First Saturday Session: MC The Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean

Focus on ordained women’s experiences.

9.30 am – 10:00 am: The Rev’d Shannon Smith
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: MC The Rev’d Lu Piper OAM

Theological / institutional focus.

11.15 am – 12:00 pm: Dr Jacqueline Service
On theological aspects surrounding women’s ordination
12:00 pm – 12.30 pm: Ms Anne Hywood, General Secretary of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia
On the impact of women’s ministry on the national church
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm: Lunch (provided)

Third Saturday Session: MC Dr Elaine Lindsay

Focus on the future.

1.40 pm – 2.20 pm: The Rev’d Canon Professor Dorothy Lee FAHA
On women’s leadership in the New Testament and today
2.25 pm – 3:05 pm: The Rev’d Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM
On 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 with morning tea afterwards in the Church Hall, provided by CCSL. Service will be live-streamed on the CCSL website


President: Elaine Lindsay
Vice-President(s): Ann Edwards
Collen O'Reilly AM
Secretary: Sandra Kjellgren
Treasurer: Kathleen Toal
General Representative(s): Danni Clark, Melissa Conway, Tanja Hagedorn, Karen Terpstra
Sydney MOW Convenor: Ruth Champion