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The plaque commemorates the ordination of women as deacons, priests and bishop in the cathedral.  2012 marked 20 years since women were first ordained as priests in the Anglican Church of Australia. 

After February 1992 ordinations in Canberra were halted because of a recourse to the Supreme Court, a special General Synod voted in favour of the ordination of women as priests. In Brisbane a special Synod was held in November to approve the General Synod motion and on December 20 that year, five women were ordained as priests.


Address:Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Cathedral , Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817168
Long: 144.967816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1992
Approx. Event End Date:2012


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th December, 2012
Front Inscription

There is no longer male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3.28

In this Cathedral women were ordained for the first time as Deacons in February 1986

First in Australia as Priests in December 1992 and to the Episcopate in May 2008

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au