Macquarie University
01whole.pdf (1.71 MB)

Changes in policy and practices in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney 1966-2013: the political factor

Download (1.71 MB)
posted on 2022-03-28, 19:38 authored by Bruce Albert Ballantine-Jones
Since the mid-sixties the Anglican Diocese of Sydney experienced massive cultural and structural change which influenced how it expressed its mission and related to its Anglican heritage. This thesis examines major events and policy matters in order to see the interaction of politics, structure and governance, eg the ordination of women, lay and diaconal administration, and how it managed its vast resources. It is argued that the Diocese failed to utilise its many material and cultural advantages to achieve many of its aspirations and in fact ended the period up to 2013 less secure and confident than it was at the beginning. Further, it is argued that a less, rather than a more interventionist approach may have been preferable.


Table of Contents

Part One. The Diocese - changes and politics -- Part Two. Two great matters of principle -- Part Three. Change and politics across the years -- Part Four. The struggle over policy and practice in the corporate machine.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 363-381. Includes bibliographical references

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Department, Centre or School

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Stuart Piggin

Additional Supervisor 1

Edwin Judge


Copyright Bruce Albert Ballantine-Jones 2013. Copyright disclaimer:




New South Wales


1 online resource (382 pages)

Former Identifiers