First Nations Canon set to lead reflections on Statement from the Heart

Archbishop Justin Welby with the Cathedral's First Nations Artist-in-Residence Canon Glenn Loughrey

First Nations Canon Associate Professor Uncle Glenn Loughrey has been seconded to enable further reflection on the Statement from the Heart across the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

Uncle Glenn, chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council (the Anglican Church’s ‘voice’ to its peak decision-making body, the General Synod), will be commissioned for his secondment from parish duties by the Archbishop of Melbourne at a special service of Choral Evening Prayer, at 5.10pm on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

The Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, said:

‘I am delighted that Uncle Glenn Loughrey will be facilitating further reflection on the Statement from the Heart across our Diocese. We have benefitted much from his wise and, at times, challenging counsel at St Paul’s, and I hope that other churches and agencies of the Anglican Church will use this opportunity to listen and learn for themselves, as part of our commitment to reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations People’.

All are welcome to attend Uncle Glenn’s service of commissioning on Tuesday, 28 February at 5.10pm at St Paul’s Cathedral.