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St Mary: The Lady Chapel Windows

[embed]https://youtu.be/2QgicmJ_s4Y[/embed] St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide presents a talk about one of its stained gl... 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

The Case for Open Borders in Theological Study

Recently a female seminarian posted the following lament on Twitter: “You’d think after all these years in semina... 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

The New Scapegoats

The New Scapegoats: The clergy victims of the Anglican Church sexual abuse crisis, by Muriel Porter (Morning Star Publis... 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

A healthy antidote to Scriptural literalism of any sort

There have been some very public debates within the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland about the d... 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

Are ‘conservative evangelicals’ really conservative and evangelical?

There are stages in my life when I have been strongly influenced by the Evangelical tradition, a tradition that has help... Read More

Why the Church needs to recover a teaching of the Trinity that is relevant today

The comedian Brendan Grace has given us the urchin-like Dublin street child he names ‘Bottler.’ He once told of a co... 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
Rev Beth Spence

Vale Revd Beth Spence (2012)

We are deeply saddened to hear that the Reverend Beth Spence has died after a short illness. Please pray for Beth's fami... Read More

PRAYER FOR THE DAY

SATURDAY   Companion, Lover, open my heart, and  I shall embrace you, my beloved. Grandfather, Grandmo... 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

WOMEN ORDAINED IN THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

PRAYER DIARY DAY 1 Lettie Allen; Margaret Annells; Jo Armour; Linda Brooker DAY 2 Sandra Bryson; Paula Bullo... 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

St Mary: The Lady Chapel Windows

[embed]https://youtu.be/2QgicmJ_s4Y[/embed] St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide presents a talk about one of its stained gl... Read More

St Hilda of Whitby

St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide presents a talk about one of its stained glass windows. This is one of a series of talks w... Read More

Barbara Messner

At This Time   (Refrain)          At this time of empty churches,                  ... Read More

Clergy Women Praying

Companioning God, We pray for our sisters in ministry, giving thanks for the friendship and support that we offer eac... 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

Patrick Comerford on gender equality

There have been some very public debates within the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland about the d... Read More

our marriage – one of God’s gentle prophetic jokes

As my wife Penny and I approach our 35th wedding anniversary next month, we are increasingly aware of how our marriage h... Read More
Dawn Colsey

Do This

Jesus, my friend and teacher, you reach out your hands to wash my feet. I offer them, soiled from sandals in the dust... Read More
Dawn Colsey

WOMEN POETS

I began writing poetry in about 1989 and have enjoyed writing and reading it ever since. I read regularly at Friendly St... Read More
Patricia Hayward

Prayer For The Day

Tuesday We stand in the presence of the One who is making us. We stand in the presence of the One who is healing us... Read More

MOW AUSTRALIA AGM SYDNEY 28 NOVEMBER 2019

PRESIDENT’S REPORT AGM 2019 THE HANDOVER Thank you to the Rev’d Pirrial Clift for handing over the business with g... 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

The Reverend Alison Cheek

The Reverend Alison Cheek was a significant figure in the early days of the Movement for the Ordination of Women in Aust... Read More
Rev Jeannette McHugh

MOW AGM Presidents Report 2015

2013 - 2014 was full of challenges as we sought our members’ approval to apply to become registered as a Company Limi... Read More
Rev Andrew Semple

Fathers, Heretics and the Failure of Mission

AN ADDRESS TO THE MOVEMENT FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING “Fathers, Heretics and the Failure of M... Read More
Rev Barbara Darling

Vale – Bishop Barbara Darling (2015)

MOW Australia join the Australian Bishops, Clergy and Laity in mourning the death of the Rt Rev’d Barbara Brinsley Dar... 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
Rev Beth Spence

Vale Revd Beth Spence (2012)

We are deeply saddened to hear that the Reverend Beth Spence has died after a short illness. Please pray for Beth's fami... 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

Vale Diane Heath

MOWatch Inc celebrates the life of Diane Heath a leader in the Movement for the Ordination of Women both nationally and ... Read More

Vale – Alison Gent (2009)

ALISON GENT passed away 13 November 2009. A woman of incredible faith and strength, who became a foundational member of ... Read More
Patricia Brennan Inaugural MOW President

Vale – Patricia Brennan (2011)

MOWatch Incorporated mourns the loss of Patricia Brennan. Founding President of MOW (National) Inc. Patricia died on Sun... Read More

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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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