anglican focus

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Ordination of women

"I like to find a good book to read. As you settle down and get comfortable, you merge into their story, losing any of your worries or cares, and come back to your own life relaxed and recharged" (The Rev'd Mary Roberts)
Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with retired bush priest, great-grandmother and eternal optimist, The Rev’d Mary Roberts

Meet Mary Roberts and find out about her ministry in the bush, her faith journey and childhood, which person of faith she admires the most and why, and her thoughts on our churches’ responses to COVID-19


First female Māori bishop

More than a thousand people thronged onto the grounds of an Anglican college in Masterton recently to celebrate the ordination of Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle as the first Māori woman to be installed bishop in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Books & Guides

The Tapestry: One woman’s Journey to Priesthood

Frances Thompson reviews an autobiographical account on one woman’s painful and long journey to priesthood in the Diocese of Wangaratta: “The tenacity of women like Libby paved the way for Australian women who have been ordained in the last 10 years, as well as those who are training as ordinands now”