Russell Powell

Russell Powell has more than 30 years experience across all forms of media, with a long career as one of Australian radio's most prominent journalists and presenters. He was one of the pioneers of the ABC's NewsRadio network. As well as his on-air work, he has taught at the Australian Film, TV and Radio School. He is now the CEO of Anglican Media Sydney and the Archbishop of Sydney's Media Adviser.

Prayer for protection amid bushfire emergency

January 2, 2020Archbishop Glenn Davies has appealed for Christians to be in fervent prayer as New South Wales enters a State of Emergency because of bushfires raging around the state.

China replaces Ten Commandments 

December 30, 2019Reports from China indicate deepening persecution of Christians, including the closing of Sunday schools and replacing the Ten Commandments with slogans from Communist Party leader, President Xi Jinping. 

God with us as we face drought and bushfire

December 22, 2019The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has spoken about loneliness and isolation in his Christmas message, saying that ‘God with us’ is one of the key themes of Christmas.

Bishop gets warm welcome in the West

December 20, 2019A warm smile and a ready handshake was everywhere as the new Bishop of Western Sydney was consecrated at St John's Cathedral in Parramatta on Friday night, 20th December.

Anglican Church in Armidale supports community through drought and fire

November 24, 2019The Synod gathered in Tamworth last month amid the worst drought in a century and with bushfires burning near Armidale.

First step for new Bishop of Bathurst

November 21, 2019The Bishop-elect of Bathurst, Mark Calder, has been consecrated in Sydney prior to his installation in the Central West of New South Wales two days later.

A new Bishop for the West

November 19, 2019The Rev Gary Koo is to be the next Bishop of Western Sydney.

Urgent prayer for our country

November 11, 2019The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has announced the opening of a bushfire appeal as one million hectares of land has been burned and Tuesday Nov 12 declared a day of catastrophic fire danger.

Cross-cultural head for Anglican Aid

November 4, 2019A former missionary has been chosen to head the Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid following the retirement of founding CEO The Rev David Mansfield.

Celebrating 200 Years -  in 20 different languages

November 3, 2019St Luke's Liverpool has changed alot in the last 200 years

New role for Bishop Lee in church growth

October 25, 2019The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has announced he is seconding Bishop Ivan Lee to work on strengthening church growth in the Diocese, in a new portfolio for the experienced Bishop.

Marriage motions passed as General Synod support questioned

October 18, 2019“If we abandon God’s Word we have nothing to offer the world. That is why this motion is before you tonight,” said the Dean of Sydney Kanishka Raffel as he introduced one of the key motions of the 2019 Synod.

Guarding the faith in a changing world

October 14, 2019Archbishop Glenn Davies has spoken of the challenges to Christian faith within the Anglican Church in his final Presidential Address to the 2019 Synod of the Diocese of Sydney.

Battery hens given more thought than babies

September 15, 2019With just days to go before New South Wales Upper House MP's vote on the Bill which would allow abortion right up until birth, a rally has been told Legislation to outlaw cruelty to chickens was given more consideration.

Action urged on abortion bill

September 5, 2019Archbishop Glenn Davies has warned of the dangers of the Abortion Bill currently before Parliament, urging Christians show support for the life of the unborn before the Upper House considers the Bill.