MOVEMENT FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN

bringing change and understanding

bringing change and understanding

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 year period from 1968, I worked for the United Church in P.N.G.  At first I was a teacher on remote islands of the Milne Bay Province, then I worked with the Melanesian Council of Churches, later was a TeachersCollege lecturer, and finally a Project Officer overseeing work on health and education facilities across the islands.

 

      The years back in Australia over that period were spent in study and ministry, and also a short time teaching at Willowra, a community on the edge of the Tanami Desert, N.T.  Studies included Missionary Training, University (B.A.Hons), Church Army College, Clinical Pastoral Education;  then study for ordination (B.D.) led me to being ordained Deacon (1991 Sydney Diocese), and later Priest (1995 Newcastle Diocese). Ministry has been in various parishes both in the Sydney and Newcastle Dioceses. 

 

     I had been involved in MOW intermittently during years in Australia, then in 2013 became the Sydney Convenor and hence a member of the MOW National Board.  I was very aware that my vocation was enabled by those who had campaigned before and being grateful, I have wanted to give something back.  Over many years in the church in both Australia and Papua New Guinea, my belief is that following our Lord in ministry whether a woman or man, is only about washing feet.  My experience as a clergy woman in what has been a mans worldis that although ordination has brought much joy, it has inevitably been at times a very painful and costly ministry.  One must always hold fast to resurrection hope.

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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