There were also women  - a day with The Rev’d Canon Dr Emma Percy

There were also women - a day with The Rev’d Canon Dr Emma Percy

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St Francis Theological College

233 Milton Rd

Milton, QLD 4064


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Celebrate 30 years of women’s ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia with Emma Percy as she reflects on women in our church

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There were also women … Mark 15:40

To celebrate 30 years of women’s ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia, St Francis College is delighted to host The Rev’d Canon Dr Emma Percy as she provides an opportunity for men and women to reflect on women in our church.

Join us on Friday August 26 for three fantastic sessions.

First Keynote Address - Knowing our foremothers (9:30 to 10:45 am)

What stories do we tell about the women in the bible, history and our own lives to affirm that women are made in God’s image, and that God has consistently called women to ministry. How can foregrounding the lives of women expand our vision of God and the church?

Second Keynote Address - Supporting our sisters and inspiring our daughters (11:15 – 12:30 pm)

Why women’s leadership matters and why culture change is so hard. Change, resistance, collusion and fear.

Panel Discussion - For all that has been thanks, for all that will be yes (1:30 – 3:30 pm)

Exploring where we are and where we would like to be 30 years on.

Input from a number of women about the lived experience of the church over these 30 years.

$30 with lunch provided

In-person and zoom available.

Old Bishopsbourne – St Francis College, Milton

Emma studied History in Cambridge and then Theology in Durham where she also trained for ordination. She was ordained priest in 1994 – the year the Church of England first ordained women as priests. She has worked in Chaplaincy and was vicar of Holy Trinity Millhouses, Sheffield.

She was awarded a PhD from Nottingham University in 2012. Her doctoral research has provided the basis for Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry (Ashgate 2014), and a more popular book, What Clergy Do: Especially when it looks like nothing (SPCK 2014). She is the co-editor of The Study of Ministry Handbook: A Comprehensive Survey of Theory and Best Practice (SPCK, 2019). Emma continues to research, write and speak about theology and mothering, gender and feminist theology, Anglican ministry and the theology of care. She is the national Chair of Women and the Church (WATCH) a charity that works for gender justice in the Church of England.

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