MOVEMENT FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN

bringing change and understanding

bringing change and understanding

Jenny Stirling

Jenny Stirling

Townsville is my home town. I came to the Anglican Church as an adult. In St Peters Collinsville, at a time when that was no stipended clergy, I was the team leader of an all female ministry team from 1988-1995. I led Sunday communion services, using the reserved sacrament as was permitted then. I officiated at funerals, baptisms, memorials and,as an authorised marriage celebrant, weddings. I was also president of the Ladies Guild for those seven years.

In 2011 I was accepted for training for ministry but after two years I was discouraged from continuing. I didn’t aspire to be a priest- I believed my calling was to the diaconate. I have been a chaplain in aged care with Uniting Care and a social worker in aged care. As an officer with Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) in the Queensland Government,I worked with migrants and refugees. While a PhD candidate at James Cook University (2005-2009), I was also an Assistant Lecturer and Project Officer at James Cook University.

After moving to South Australia, I was the Coordinator of the Naracoorte Migrant Resource Centre. I am an active member of St Paul’s Anglican Church, the priest’s warden and a member of mothers’ Union.

I joined MOW after attending the 2018 AGM in Adelaide and offered my training and gifts to the organisation.

Best of all, I am a mother of four children and grandmother of three boys.

Leadership

Lesley McLean

President

I have wobbled my way through an adventurous life of marriage, motherhood, church attendance. As I grew older I was…

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Val Graydon

Vice President

I arrived in Australia from the UK for a two-year visitin 1965. In 1990 I was ordained to the Deaconate…

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Phillip Seale

GDM (AGSM) Convenor MOW Sydney

I have had a long interest in the equality of women in all areas of Australian society, however in particular,…

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Margaret Lawther

Retired teacher: diocese of Sydney NSW

Margaret began her church experience in the Methodist church but after some consideration as to the teaching in the local…

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Lu Piper

Lu Piper

Lucille (Lu) Piper  OAM                                                                       Priest, Diocese of Newcastle NSW

Lucille (Lu) Piper  OAM                                                                       Priest, Diocese of Newcastle NSW        For twenty of the years over a fifty…

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Sue Bishop

Sue Bishop

I am a lifelong member of the Anglican Church, baptised at St Jude’s, Brighton in South Australia and confirmed at…

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Kathleen Toal

I have been an Anglican all my life. I remember when I was baptised (I was 4, nearly 5) there…

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Jenny Stirling

Jenny Stirling

Townsville is my home town. I came to the Anglican Church as an adult. In St Peters Collinsville, at a…

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Lyn Boyd

I was baptised and confirmed in the Church of Ireland. Since arriving in Australia as a teenager, I have been…

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Elaine Lindsay

Elaine Lindsay thinks she joined MOW back in the early 1980s and has been active on the Sydney committee over…

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GET IN TOUCH

President: Lesley McLean
president@mowatch.com.au
Vice-President(s): Val Graydon, Margaret Lawther
Secretary: Elaine Lindsay
secretary@mowatch.com.au
Treasurer: Kathleen Toal
treasurer@mowatch.com.au
General Representative(s): Sue Bishop, Lyn Boyd, Lu Piper and Jenny Stirling
Sydney MOW Convenor: Phillip Seale
convenor.sydneymow@mowatch.com.au
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