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Published Date: 14 Apr 2016

Presentation Date: 11 Apr 2016

File: Download File "Anglican Institute Lecture 2016 – Being a Church in Mission (Tas) 11 April 2016"

Event: 2016 Anglican Institute Lecture

Being a Church in Mission

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.

Read the lecture: Click on the attachment in the box on the right to read the lecture.
Hear the response and question time: Listen to the response by Paul Cavanough and question time following the lecture below:

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
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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.

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