The Anglican Church of Australia is a community of Christians scattered across Australia. Anglican Christianity was shaped in England from the third century and spread to Australia with the European settlers in the eighteenth century.
Our ambition is to serve Christ faithfully in the circumstances of our daily lives. We invite you to join us on this journey.
We hold the christian faith as received from apostolic times and the scriptures of Old and New Testament as our ultimate rule and standard of life. We are committed to obeying the commands of Christ, teaching his doctrine, administering the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion and maintaining an ordered minisitry of bishops, priests and deacons.
The Church is organised into 23 dioceses grouped into 5 provinces or regions. As well as dioceses and parishes there are many different organisations in areas such as education, health, mission, social welfare and communications which are part of the Anglican Church. Many dioceses, parishes and organisations have their own web sites. You can access national organisations and dioceses directly from this site while other more local organisations and parish churches can be accessed via the diocesan sites.
The Anglican Church of Australia is part of the Anglican Communion, an international community of Anglicans in over 160 countries.
Anglican Board of Mission's (ABM) philosophy is based on a belief in holistic mission - that God calls us to serve people in all aspects of their lives, from the spiritual to the practical. This includes all the evangelistic activities of the church in its witness to the Good News, such as ministry, theological education and training, and the development of Christian worship and liturgy resources. Mission also includes providing health and education services, helping people to build capacity to improve food and water resources, and assisting in economic development initiatives. In all of its work, ABM seeks to serve God through supporting our Partners in their local witness and service.
Bush Church Aid Society (BCA) shares the gospel, builds up the church, and cares for people all around Australia. According to ABS definitions, our Field Staff serve in regional and remote parts of Australia. Locals in these places are removed from cities, live in sparsely populated towns (sometimes as small as a few hundred people), and often don’t benefit from strong support networks of family and friends. Churches in these areas can struggle, ongoing fellowship can be hard to maintain, and encouragement can become a rarity.
With a particular heart for such people, BCA - in conjunction with the various Anglican Dioceses of Australia - places Field Staff, Co-Workers and Affiliates across the continent. Whether working as pastors, teachers, evangelists, chaplains or nurses, Field Staff bring evangelism, encouragement and ministry to people in all corners of the country. It is our deep desire and prayer that people throughout Australia would bow their knee to Jesus, be transformed by God’s word, and live their lives to His glory.
The Church Missionary Society-Australia (CMS) is a missionary sending agency, working in partnership with local churches both here in Australia and all over the world. We currently have 192 missionaries serving in over 35 countries. CMS is an evangelical, voluntary, lay, church society committed to proclaiming life through Christ.
The experience of Cursillo can only be gained by attending a Cursillo weekend, however, it can enrich and deepen your relationship with Jesus and can empower and encourage you to live your life as a confident Christian. It can assist you in bringing the love and influence of our wonderful Lord into your everyday life in the outside world, your workplace and your home. Cursillo may also be seen as an opportunity to grow in faith and spirituality, gaining deeper understanding of the teachings of Jesus and how you can serve him in the world
The aim of the South Australian Council of Churches is to assist the churches across South Australia in their journey towards more visible signs of Christian unity and to explore what they might do better together than individually and by nurturing and nourishing their understanding, spiritual growth and practice of ecumenism.
There is an aching need across Australia for Hope. Australians need purpose and joy. They need to know why they were created, and find meaning. Many are beyond the reach of christian churches. That is where God sends Church Army Evangelists.
The Anglican Communion Office, based in London, England, at St Andrew's House, is the permanent secretariat for the Instruments of Communion. It serves the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates' Meetings and the Lambeth Conference, as well as commissions, committees and other groups.
Staff at St. Andrew's House come from a diversity of countries including Pakistan, Japan, Canada, Ireland, England, Zambia and Jamaica.