Anglican Church of Australia
The Anglican Church of Australia is a member church of the Anglican Communion in Australia and has 3,903,324 members in 1408 parishes, which are supervised by clerics 3693. It is thus by the Roman Catholic is the second largest Christian church in Australia. Weekly visited in the year 2001 177.700 people worship.
The Anglican Church of Australia consists of 23 dioceses in five regions ( Church Provinces), currently the Archbishop of Brisbane headed by a primate. Since 1962 independent of the Church of England, regulates the National General Synod all aspects of the church independently and the state has only a little say.
The Church of Australia deacons as in the Church of England, as has (since 1986) and priestesses (since 1992). The distribution was as in 2002 as follows:
- 203 deacons - 165 deaconesses
- 3057 Priest - 365 priestesses
There are 23 dioceses:
- The province of New South Wales Armidale
- Canberra & Goulburn
- North Queensland
- The Northern Territory
- The Murray
- North West Australia