[ACNS] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Sydney in the Anglican Church of Australia has voted overwhelmingly to extend the term of office of Archbishop Glenn Davies, who was first elected to the position in August 2013.
Dr Davies would have had to retire on his 68th Birthday on 26 September 2018, but as a result of the vote he can now continue in post until 2020.
The decision was taken by the Standing Committee yesterday (Monday) after committee member Dr Robert Tong said that the Archbishop has shown leadership in three key areas.
“Clearly by his preaching and modelling servant leadership, he has demonstrated spiritual leadership” he said. “He is across the issues, he makes a contribution and offers leadership from his own experience and learning.”
Dr Tong also cited the Archbishop’s leadership in Anglican organisations within and outside the diocese and his leadership in the public square.
The motion was seconded by the principal of Moore College, Dr Mark Thompson. It was passed overwhelmingly and the result greeted with applause.