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