Australian Anglican Diaconal Association 
Conference 2018

Adelaide’s iconic St Peter’s Cathedral will host the 2018 Australian Anglican Diaconal Association Conference.


The conference, which will take place from Sunday 8 April to Thursday 12 April, will explore the theme of Walking Sacraments in a Changing World.


Through a series of group discussions, interactive forums and speakers, the conference will focus on what it means to be a Deacon and our place at the edge of the Anglican Church and the wider world.


Participants are also invited to bring their own story, symbol, poem or art to illustrate what their role as a Deacon means to them. The conference will also feature excursions to local services that are assisting those experiencing hardship in the community.

This year’s guest speakers include The Reverend Canon Rosalind Brown, the Residentiary Canon and Canon Librarian of Durham Cathedral, and The Reverend Dr Cathy Thomson, the recently appointed Acting Dean of Teaching and Learning at St Barnabas College. Having studied at London University and Yale Divinity School, The Reverend Canon Rosalind Brown brings her wide and deep experience to the conference.


Rosalind Brown is the author of numerous titles including Being a Deacon Today, Being a Priest Today, as well as, Can Words Express our Wonder?, Preaching in the Church today and Fresh from the Word


The Reverend Dr Cathy Thomson has been a part of the Adelaide Anglican community since migrating to Adelaide from Scotland with her husband and two sons nearly thirty years ago.  Cathy was ordained Deacon in 1993 and priest in 1995 in the Diocese of Adelaide.  She has worked in parish ministry, and at all levels of the educational sector.  She has contributed to numerous church committees and councils, including the Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia, and has chaired the National Council of Churches Faith and Unity Commission.  Cathy is currently Acting Director of Learning and Teaching at St Barnabas Theological College in Adelaide.


Conference Fees

Early Bird Fee $230

Early Bird rate closes 9 March 2018

Full Fee $260

Enquires:  (08) 8305 9112