Listen: Dr Glen Davies talks about the challenges facing him and the church
This week, Sydney Anglicans elected Dr Glenn Davies as their new Archbishop. It was a choice between Canon Rick Smith, aged 49, from Naremburn-Cammeray Anglican Church and Dr Glenn Davies, the Bishop of North Sydney, aged 62.
In the Anglican church, the Bishop is elected by a Synod made up of both clergy and regular church members. Dr Glenn Davies said he was at peace about accepting the role, but was ‘overwhelmed’ by the standing ovation he received at Synod.
He says he is ready to face the challenges of the role, including dealing with the upcoming Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Bishop Davies says he believes the role of any minister, including an Archbishop, should be to pastor, preach and pray and he is calling for Christians to share their gospel of love to those both within and outside their community.
Bishop Davies will be officially inaugurated as Archbishop on Friday August 23.