Research Projects in Progress

An art exegesis project - An Australian spiritual identity  

The Revd Glenn Loughrey is a Wiradjuri man and an Anglican priest, writer and artist. In this project, the artist seeks to develop a contemporary narrative of the Gospel journey drawing on his own personal experiences and cultural identity. The project consists of twelve works of art based on Gospel events, with accompanying narrative.   

Generational Decline in Australian Anglican Identity 

Associate Professor Andrew Singleton (Deakin University) – the project will conduct an evidence based analysis of why Anglican identity is losing its appeal in Australian society, with a view to assisting parishes and clergy in understanding the reasons for the decline together with the social factors at work, so as to enable them to be better equipped in outreach into their communities.

Parish Growth in a variety of settings

Researchers, The Revd Dr Stephen Ames, and Mr Colin Reilly, are conducting an evidence based study into parishes from across the Diocese, in a range of settings, that have experienced numerical growth over the past few years, using an extensive statistical analysis of extant data collected by the Diocese, supported by site visits and case studies to participating parishes. Due for completion in 2015.

Workplace Chaplaincy

A project in workplace chaplaincy among professionals in the Melbourne CBD has been developed in partnership with the Melbourne Anglican Foundation, for commencement in 2018.