August 13, 2020

The Diocese of Exeter in England has created a Deacon's Toolkit, which includes a section called 'A Potted History of the Diaconate.' The document is short introduction to the diaconate throughout church history and also includes suggestions for further reading.

With th...

July 14, 2017

The Anglican Church in Canada has produced a detailed report on training for the diaconate titled "The Iona Report". The report is the outcome of their Task Force on the Diaconate and includes detailed "Competencies for Lifelong Learning, Formation, and Training for th...

July 14, 2017

The Anglican Communion has released an 8-page document outlining competencies for the diaconate. This document can be used as a base for training for candidates vocational deacons and deacons in post-ordination training.

 As the Anglican Communion website explains: Mini...

March 20, 2017

Please CLICK HERE for our March 2017 AADA Newsletter by our President, the Venerable Mandy Herriman.

This newsletter includes a Good Friday Reflection by Mandy, as well as information on our upcoming 2018 Conference.

We would also like to encourage you to email us at aus...

February 25, 2017

On 7 August 2012, Bishop Tom Frame (Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre and Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University) addressed the Diocese of Melbourne’s Annual Deacons' Gathering, with the topic

The diaconate in 2030: What might it look like a...

November 12, 2016

While Anglican Deacons have a shared history and tradition, we know that there is much to be learned from diaconal traditions in other denominations. These ecumenical deacon's associations from Australia may be of interest to Anglican deacons:

November 12, 2016

Many national churches throughout the Anglican Communion have active diaconate ministries. Included below are a selection of Anglican deacon associations with resources for deacons:

November 12, 2016

In 2014 the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne produced a detailed Brochure titled, “The Distinctive Ministry of the Deacon”. The full colour brochure covers images and metaphors for the diaconate as well as listing various ministries undertaken by deacons and outlining the...

November 12, 2016

Following the 2010 AADA Conference in Canberra, the papers were put together into a booklet for publication.

The booklet was put together and edited by the Rev’d Peter Rose. It will not be published in printed format, but you may download it for free here.

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