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Friday, 23 May 2008

Uniting Church rejoices in Bishop's consecration


For immediate release

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia has today written a letter of congratulations to the newly consecrated Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Perth, the Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy.

Rev. Henderson said the appointment of Australia’s first Anglican Bishop was an historic occasion.

“The Uniting Church in Australia has long been committed to gender equity in all areas of life and society,” said Rev. Henderson.

“We therefore particularly rejoice that the Anglican Church in Australia has taken the key step to include women in its three orders of ministry.

“It fits very well with the ecumenical commitments of the Anglican Church and with ecumenical developments across the worldwide Christian communion.

“We are certain that the gifts Bishop Goldsworthy brings to her appointment will enrich the life of the Anglican Church in Perth, WA, and beyond.”

In his letter, Rev. Henderson offered the ongoing prayers and support of the Uniting Church in Australia.


Rev. Henderson is available for comment.


Penelope Monger, Assembly Communications Manager: 02 8267 4233 / 0417 416 674.