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Lifting Our Voices

A gathering for those who long for the ordination of all who are called within the LCANZ

Saturday 27 April 2024

In-person hubs across Australia and Online Hub Options for those in NZ and for those in Australia unable to attend an in-person hub.
We encourage people to go to an in-person hub for the additional community and support found in being face to face, and only join the respective online hub if that is impossible.
In-person hubs are:

Perth: St John's Lutheran Church, Perth
Adelaide: Zion Lutheran Church, Glynde
Naracoorte SA: St John's Lutheran Church
Melbourne: St John's Southgate
ACT: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden
Brisbane: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Rochedale

Change to Sydney venue
Sydney: As an alternate venue to St Paul's is not available all Sydney attendees are invited to join via the Sydney - Online Hub when registering



Click HERE to download the final program.

A summary is provided below.


There is no cost to register, however donations can be made to assist with local hub expenses.

Lifting Our Voices is a time for celebration, reflection, discussion and learning, including the opportunity to explore the Biblical basis for the ordination of women, thinking about how to achieve cultural change, examining some of the implications of the way that Scripture has been used within the church, and discussing the progress of the Way Forward project. This gathering is not a time for debate, but rather a time for us to gather for mutual encouragement on the journey.


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Flyer Print version HERE

Flyer Digital version HERE

For more information

Helen Lockwood - [email protected] 


Supported by


in conjunction with the

Women's Ministry Network

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Hub Program

Your hub will meet for at least 15 minutes prior to Opening Worship to allow time to gather and chat before opening worship commences – your local coordinator will email you details of the local starting time and other information such as parking.

Click HERE to Download the Lifting Our Voices Program.

Synchronous Sessions

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From Perth to New Zealand,

all participants at local hubs will gather together with those online for the following synchronous sessions.


Discussion sessions for those attending online will use breakout rooms with NZ participants in their own breakout room for discussion.

A: Welcome and Opening worship (30 minutes);

B: Lifting Our Voices sessions (90 minutes); 

C: Meal or Refreshment Break (60 minutes)

D: Lifting Our Voices Together (30 minutes)

E: The Way Forward information session followed by Q & A / Discussion (60 minutes)
F: Lifting Our Voices Louder - Panel discussion - what we want to say to the church (60 minutes)

G: Closing Reflection (20 minutes)

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