ARCHBISHOP PHILIP FREIER

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Hay and Hell and Booligal

10 Jul 2017  I survived Booligal, contrary to the warning of the great Australian poet Banjo Paterson, on a delightful trip to the Riverina at the weekend. Paterson’s poem Hay and Hell and Booligal, published in 1896, concludes: We'd have to stop!" With bated bre..Read More

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Letter to Australia’s bishops

03 Jul 2017  To the bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia Dear Brothers and Sisters, You will have received correspondence from Archbishop Glenn Davies and Bishop Richard Condie advising of their intention to participate in the consecration of a bishop fo..Read More

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A Lenten Message

28 Feb 2017  As Lent begins with Ash Wednesday tomorrow, I wanted to share with you a reflection on the meaning of Lent and how it ties in with the temptations of Jesus during his forty days and nights in the desert. Below you will see the video produced by Anglican ..Read More

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Primate outlines priorities for 2017

01 Feb 2017  Anglican Primate of Australia, Dr Philip Freier, recently visited his former parish of Bundaberg, where he outlined his four key priorities for 2017. This is a recording of that address produced by Vision Christian Radio's Matt Gees [10 minutes 29 seconds..Read More

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Some Reflections on ACC16

26 Apr 2016  What a privilege to share in the worldwide Anglican Communion! The following words only begin to capture the rich tapestry of the Anglican Consultative Council 2016 which has just concluded its 16th meeting (ACC-16) at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross i..Read More

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Reflections on bishops’ meeting

30 Mar 2016  The Australian Bishops’ Meeting 2016 was held from March 6 to 10 in the Clare, South Australia, which is part of the Diocese of Willochra, and whose Bishop John Stead convened the Meeting’s Planning Committee. I was pleased that we could meet in th..Read More

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The Council of Churches in East Asia Assembly 2015

14 Oct 2015  The Council of Churches in East Asia Assembly happens each five years and its meeting between 7 and 12 October has taken advantage of the context of its meeting in Manila, Philippines to explore the Church's response to poverty, migration and human traffi..Read More

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Primate’s introductory speech at Anglican Futures conference

25 Mar 2015  Introductory speech, Anglican Futures conference, Melbourne, 25 March 2015 Welcome to Melbourne especially for those of you who are visitors from other parts of Victoria, from other states and territories and other countries. The Diocese of Melbourne..Read More