AWA Biennial Conference 2019 - Anglican Riverina
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Anglican Women Australia Diocese of Riverina

Biennial Provincial Conference

17th – 19th May 2019

St Alban the Martyr Cathedral, Griffith

AWA is a welcoming organisation for all women.

Anglican Women in the Diocese of Riverina are hosting the 2019 Biennial Provincial Conference of AWA. Women from many diocese and visitors from AWF South Africa, as well as guest speakers from New South Wales & Victoria will be attending. Men of course, are also most welcome to join us.

Date: Arrival and sign-in Friday 17th May 2019 from 3pm. Conference concludes 3pm Sunday 19th May, 2019.

Venue: St Alban’s Cathedral and hall, corner of Binya and Anzac Streets Griffith, NSW 

 How to Register: Registration forms are available HERE and at Anglican Churches throughout the Riverina

Conference Highlights:

  • Professor Merryl Blair  Senior Lecturer  in ‘The Old Testament’ at Sterling Theological College  Melbourne.
  • Dianna Jacobsen Business Consultant/Financial Strategist
  • Sr Janet RSJ Religious Sister of St Josephs.
  • Rev Fay Fraser Army Chaplain Kapooka Army Barracks Wagga Wagga
  • Frances Tsoukalidis Musician, Composer and entertainer
  • Visitors from AWF South Africa

Conference Fees

  • Full Conference Fee: $180 including all meals and the Conference Dinner.
  • 1 Day (Saturday) only fee: $50 includes meals during the day, excludes the conference dinner.
  • Conference Dinner Only: $35 – guests welcome.

About AWA

At a meeting of bishops’ wives in October 1964, at the time of the General Synod in Sydney, it was felt that there was a need for all Anglican Women’s groups and organisations, as well as individual women not belonging to any such group, to be brought together under the one umbrella.  It was seen that there was a need for a national organisation to be set up.  Significantly this underlying agenda still concerned the need to unite Anglican Church women.  …

After the meeting Mrs Gough circulated proposals for ‘Anglican Women of Australia’.  These proposals were to be discussed at a special meeting at a later date, at which formation of the national group would be considered.

The proposals were:

Name: Anglican Women of Australia (AWA)


  • To help women to a fresh awareness and understanding of the mission of the Church.
  • To create a sense of common purpose and co-operation between the women’s organisations of the Church
  • To have representations at Federal and other levels for consultation on any matter which concerns the life of the Church.

The Anglican Women of Australia welcomes as members all who wish to share in the Church’s worship, fellowship, teaching, service and giving.

– The above is an excerpt from Anglican Women of Australia : Years 1994 to 2008