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Looking back and looking forward: A celebration of women's leadership in the Anglican Church

St John’s Cathedral: 373 Ann St, Brisbane
Holy Trinity Woolloongabba: 68 Hawthorne St, Woolloongabba

Gather for a special day of celebration, remembrance and hope as thanks is given for the witness of the Philadelphia Eleven 50 years ago and the ministry of women in our Diocese. The day begins with worship followed by an open space discussion at St John’s Cathedral (10.30am to 4.30pm) and concludes with a film screening at Holy Trinity, Woolloongabba (5pm to 8pm). Costs apply for some aspects of the day. See more.

Movement for the Ordination of Women Annual General Meeting in 1995, with Janet Scarf (MOW National President 1989-1995), Dr Patricia Brennan (MOW National President 1983-1989) and Patricia Hayward (newly elected)
People & History

Movement for the Ordination of Women: history, origins and key figures

The driving force behind the Movement for the Ordination of Women in Australia was Dr Patricia BrennanAs a woman and a lay person, Patricia was not permitted to preach during a visit to Brisbane. The thenDean got around this restriction by concluding Evensong with a lengthy procession around the Cathedral, after which Patricia entered the pulpit and spoke,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free


Churchie celebrates the ordination of women

The 30th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Anglican Church of Australia was celebrated at Churchie recently with a special visit from The Rev’d Jocelyn Pitt to the Preparatory School chapel services