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Sharwood Lecture (Sydney)

Will the Ties that Bind Break Under the Strain? – The Future for the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia


The fourth Sharwood Lecture will be delivered by the Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO.

This topic is relevant in light of the current issues facing the Anglican Church after the Commonwealth legislative reforms permitting same sex marriage and the recent Appellate Tribunal decisions in regard to the blessing of marriages, including same sex marriages, and clergy discipline.  The lecture will not be limited to these issues, but they will be used to highlight the broader issues with the current Constitution and explore what the future could be for the Constitution and the Anglican Church of Australia.

The fourth Robin Sharwood Lecture will be delivered by the Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO.  Justice Mullins is a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland.  Since 2014 she has been the Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane, having previously served as Deputy Chancellor since 2004.

Justice Mullins is the Chair of the Church Law Commission of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.


Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021

Time: 7.15pm

Venue: St James’ Church, 173 King Street, Sydney, 2000 (in conjunction with the St James’ Institute) | preceded by Evensong at 6.15pm

RSVP: Friday 12 March 2020


Enquiries: Matilda Sholly at | 03 9348 7527


Category: Learning