The Sydney diocese of the Anglican Church of Australia is one of the few places where women still cannot be ordained as Priests. Where once MOW Australia had active local chapters around Australia, members now meet informally. However in Sydney we remain active and promote the liberation of women by organising public forums and promoting debate of the issue at Sydney Synod.
If you have questions or want to get involved, we would love to talk to you. We welcome courteous and sincere dialogue with those who may disagree with us. If you live in Sydney and join MOW Australia, you also become a member of Sydney MOW.
List of Sydney MOW Committee Members:
On 21st February, 2015 the Rev. Dr Keith Mascord gave very well attended public lecture in support of the Sydney Movement for the Ordination of Women. This was significant because Dr Mascord is a former lecturer from Moore College, the theological training centre for the Anglican Diocese of Sydney which, unlike many other parts of the world wide Anglican Community, has continued to strongly oppose the real equality of women within the church. His conversion has been most encouraging to all those men and women in Australian Anglicanism who believe that women can and should be able to be leaders within the church as both priests and bishops. In his address (read the PDF below), titled “Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling: A Risky but Rewarding Renovation!”, the Rev. Dr Keith deals perceptively with the obvious theological and intellectual reasons in favour of women’s ordination and natural emotional reasons that some people find it difficult to change their minds.
Elaine A. Peterson