TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY AND A THEOLOGY OF MINISTRY: A PRESENTATION BY THE REV’D DR JOSEPHINE ARMOUR
On 22 October 2022, the Rev’d Dr Josephine Armour spoke to MOW members via zoom, addressing
the question How can trinitarian theology take us towards a theology of ministry?
Jo is Priest in Charge at St Chad’s, Fullarton, South Australia. She has had a long career in teaching,
retiring in 2021 from a fulltime position as Deputy Principal at St Dominic’s Priory College, an R-12
Catholic school for girls located in North Adelaide. She taught Year 12 Religion Studies for many
years and since that time has been lecturing at St Barnabas College in Ecclesiology and Introduction
to Christian Theology. Jo spent 25 years as a Dominican Sister in the Holy Cross Congregation (Cabra
Dominicans) in Adelaide before returning to the Anglican church where she was originally baptised
In 2019, she was ordained as a deacon and in November 2020 as a priest. Her theological interests
cover ecclesiology, ministry, feminist theology, trinitarian theology, spirituality and inclusivity. In
2019, she published Call No-One on Earth Your Father: Revisioning the Ordained Ministry in the
Contemporary Catholic Church, a book which critiques clericalism in the Catholic church and
presents the relational nature of the Trinity as an image for the ministry of the church. It was highly
praised by people such as Kevin Giles and Muriel Porter.
[image taken from https://www.scribd.com/book/463585543/Call-No-One-on-Earth-
As you will see from her powerpoint presentation, Jo believes that ministry must sit in its rightful
context of a Christian community where all of the gifts of the baptised are valued and where
ministry is collaborative, non-hierarchical and mutually enriching for the people of God.