EFAC Australia


GAFCON 2013 was held in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2013 with over 1300 Anglicans from around the world attending.

The Communique from the conference can be found here.

To hear an interesting interview with Glenn Davies click here.

FAC Australia congratulates Rt Rev Dr Glenn Davies on his election as the 12th Archbishop of Sydney. Glenn is the immediate past Chairperson of EFAC Australia and a keen supporter of our Fellowship.

We wish Glenn well in his new ministry and pray that God will equip him with all the gifts and wisdom he will need to lead Sydney Diocese well.

The Most Reverend Doctor Glenn Davies was born in 1950, he grew up on Sydney's Northern Beaches and was educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore). After gaining a Bachelor of Science from Sydney University, he worked as a mathematics teacher. He was actively involved in Christian ministry since coming to faith during his high school years. He was involved in youth and then campus ministry, before making a decision to enter the ministry full time.

Building on the legacy of Charles Perry, first Anglican Bishop of Melbourne, our city at the beginning of the 20th century was a centre for Gospel ministry and leadership. More broadly, the founders of Melbourne desired to create here a model of Christian civilisation. Our lecture in 2012, to be delivered by the Rev Dr Darrell Paproth, explores the evangelistic energy in Melbourne between the Great Centennial Mission of 1888, and the visit of Reuben A. Torrey in 1902, and challenges us to consider the circumstances which created such significant evangelical witness, and how we might recapture such a vision for the power of the Gospel in our own day. Dr Paproth taught for many years at the Bible College of Victoria, and has written extensively in the areas of Melbourne and Anglican history.

The Perry Lecture is sponsored by St James' Old Cathedral, West Melbourne, the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, and the Jonathan Edwards Center at Ridley Melbourne.

Date: 5:30pm, 2 August 2012, in the Stanway Lecture Room at Ridley Melbourne

Centre for Biblical Preaching

Launch Information here

The exciting vision for the establishment of a training centre to assist churches in Melbourne, Australia and the world to be equipped for Expository Preaching has been realised with the establishment of the Centre for Biblical Preaching. It marks a unique partnership between a mission and a local church.

The Church Missionary Society and St James’ Old Cathedral, Melbourne West have come together to equip men and women for expository preaching both locally and globally. Mike Raiter, Principal of Melbourne School of Theology, will step down from his present position at the end of the year and will commence as Director of the Centre from May, 2012.

The Centre for Biblical Preaching will be based at St James’ Old Cathedral on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne. Mike will lead a team of teachers and trainers who will offer courses, workshops and mentoring in expository preaching, both in Melbourne and in various locations around the world.

Mike will join the CMS Development and Training Team, since a key distinctive of this Centre will be its global focus. Commenting on the need for training in preaching amongst the churches in Asia, CMS missionary Paul Barker observes that, “the needs are enormous”. Through CMS, the Centre will partner with a number of organizations worldwide seeking to meet the urgent need of equipping church leaders across the developing world to more ably and confidently expound the Bible in ways that are culturally appropriate.