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Governors' Symposium 2019 - A Future for Anglican Education

Thu 7th Nov 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


FREE - $75 AUD

FREE - $75 AUD

Anglican EdComm

Governors' Symposium 2019 - A Future for Anglican Education

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Thu 7th Nov 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Trinity Grammar School
119 Prospect Rd, Summer Hill NSW 2130, Australia

Event description

A Future for Anglican Education

We are privileged to welcome the Right Reverend Dr Peter Jensen as the Keynote Speaker for this year's Governors' Symposium. The Right Reverend Dr Peter Jensen will be speaking on the topic, A Future for Anglican Education.

The evening will commence at 6pm with a light meal and an opportunity for conversation with other guests. This will be followed by the presentation and an opportunity for a Q and A session.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

Speaker: Right Rev Dr Peter Jensen

Dr Peter Jensen MA (Hons) (Syd); BD (London); ThL (ACT); D. Phil (Oxford) was elected the 11th Archbishop of Sydney on June 5, 2001 and consecrated on June 29 of that year.

Dr Jensen is recognised as a key leader in the worldwide Anglican Church and was one of the organisers of the Anglican Future conference in Jerusalem in 2008.

He is a warm and engaging speaker, but is also an outspoken figure on the Australian religious scene. His advice to the then Prime Minister Howard to ‘read his bible’ was front page news in 2001 and sparked off a national discussion about religion and politics. He has supported asylum seekers and prison reform and in 1998 he lead a debate in the church synod, on concern for victims of child abuse.

Born in Sydney in 1943, he was educated at Bellevue Hill Public School and The Scots College. After what being what he describes as 'a failure in the law', he entered Moore Theological College in 1966. He was later to be a lecturer then Principal of that college. He earned a D.Phil from Oxford for his research on Elizabethan Protestantism. In the sixteen years of his principalship the College grew conspicuously.

He has published a number of books and articles and his At the Heart of the Universe is used worldwide as an introductory text on Christian Doctrine. In 2005, he was invited by the ABC to deliver the Boyer Lecture Series. The lectures have now been published as a book The Future of Jesus. He has lectured and addressed conferences in England, Ireland, Eastern Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, United States and Canada.

He retired as Archbishop of Sydney in July, 2013.

Peter Jensen is married to Christine. They have five adult children and 20 grandchildren.


This is an open event and anyone interested in Education is welcome to attend.

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The Anglican Education Commission (Anglican EdComm) exists to advance the Anglican Diocese of Sydney's commitment to promoting biblically-shaped education. It was re-established as a separate entity by the Synod in 2007. Its mandate is to contribute to the transformation of education through pre-schools, Anglican schools, colleges, parishes and other Anglican organisations. Anglican EdComm promotes teaching as a worthy and strategic vocation. It seeks to support Christian Teachers at every stage of their career. Whether a person is considering teaching, an established teacher or a school leader, Anglican EdComm exists to support teachers and help them enrich the lives of students both academically and spiritually. Through mentoring, networking, conducting NESA accredited professional learning and consultancy within schools, it seeks to help teachers and school leaders to implement a biblically-shaped approach to education. It plays an important role in advocacy and representing an Anglican perspective to governments, the education profession and the wider community. It has an interest in enhancing Anglican Religious Education and in promoting scholarly research on biblically-shaped education.

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