Category: Public Lecture
Published Date: 14 Apr 2016
Presentation Date: 11 Apr 2016
Event: 2016 Anglican Institute Lecture
In this lecture, Bishop John reflects on his time as Bishop of Tasmania, with a particular focus on what is needed for the Anglican Church in Australia to become more missionally effective.
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There is no doubt in our minds that a new openness to change is evident within the Anglican Church of Australia…The key question is whether this is a new openness to deep change that will bring new life, or simply tolerable minor adjustments that are only making slow death more palatable
John Harrower, Facing the Future:
Bishops Imagining a Different Church,
Acorn Press, 2009, p203
Bishop John Harrower is the recently retired Anglican Bishop of Tasmania and is currently working part-time assisting Archbishop Philip Freier in his role as Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. Bishop John was educated at the University of Melbourne and worked as a petroleum engineer and industrial consultant. He then moved to Argentina with his family as a CMS missionary, working with university Christian groups.He was ordained in 1984 and returned to Australia in 1988 to become the Vicar of Glen Waverley and Archdeacon of Kew. He was appointed as Bishop of Tasmania in 2000.