The way to use our resources
We have financial and physical resources because of the generosity of people in the present and the past. All that we have comes from God and belongs to God.
Church land and buildings, including church buildings, are used for the purposes of Christian mission and ministry in keeping with the Anglican tradition.
The Fundamental Declarations
The Fundamental Declarations are found in sections 1–3 of the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia.
- The Anglican Church of Australia, being a part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, holds the Christian Faith as professed by the Church of Christ from primitive times and in particular as set forth in the creeds known as the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.
- This Church receives all the canonical scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as being the ultimate rule and standard of faith given by inspiration of God and containing all things necessary for salvation.
- This Church will ever obey the commands of Christ, teach His doctrine, administer His sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, follow and uphold His discipline and preserve the three orders of bishops, priests and deacons in the sacred ministry.
The Authorised Forms of Anglican Worship
In worship, we encounter God, express our theology and find our identity being formed.
Anglicans worship using patterns, forms, words and actions which are shaped by centuries of practice and are well recognised from parish to parish.
The forms of worship authorised for use in this Diocese are
- A Prayer Book for Australia (1995)
- An Australian Prayer Book (1978)
- Book of Common Prayer (1662)e.