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.

Church use policy ‘a shield not a stick’

October 22, 2018A policy for the use of church property has been passed by the Synod after amendments to clarify the scope and implementation of the policy.

‘Avoid cheap grace’ says DV task force

October 17, 2018The Archdeacon for Women spoke with sadness and anger in her voice, as she told Synod of the damage wrought by domestic abusers.

Archbishop rejects ‘mischief making’ over Ruddock Report

October 15, 2018Archbishop Glenn Davies has rejected what he called the mischievous misrepresentation of the Ruddock Report and given a clear statement that Sydney Anglican Schools do not expel students for being gay.

Sydney helps Bathurst

October 15, 2018The Synod of the Diocese of Sydney has voted in favour of a six-year plan to help fund the infrastructure of the Diocese of Bathurst, to ensure the continuation of Christian witness in Central Western New South Wales.

Anglican Aid opens Tsunami appeal

October 11, 2018Anglican Aid has opened an appeal to provide emergency help to victims of the Indonesian tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi.

A man of words and a man of his word

September 11, 2018The ninth Archbishop of Sydney, Donald William Bradley Robinson, has been laid to rest after a funeral service in St Andrew’s Cathedral which he helped write forty years earlier.

Passing of a leader who made ‘immeasurable’ contribution

September 7, 2018One of the towering figures of Anglicanism in the 20th century and former Archbishop of Sydney, Bishop Donald Robinson AO, has died at the age of 95.

Anglican Future starts with ‘Gospel Confidence’

September 6, 2018The opening of the Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne has begun with a stirring call for Christian leaders to defy secular stereotypes of the church as a dying force.

The future for Anglican Schools

September 4, 201819 schools, 14,500 students and over 2000 staff

Trusting in God in drought

September 2, 2018“Be strong and courageous” sang Colin Buchanan but the words of one of his most famous kids' songs were being applied to all ages as St Andrew’s Cathedral filled with people wanting to pray for an end to the worst drought for more than a century.

Archbishop presents proposal for NZ Anglican future

August 25, 2018Archbishop Glenn Davies has addressed some of the leaders of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP), proposing ‘Distinctive Co-existence’ as a solution to the issues facing the Church.

Appeal launched for ‘sudden’ severe drought

July 31, 2018The Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid has launched an appeal to help communities hit by the crippling drought in Western New South Wales.

DV policy now

July 20, 2018The Domestic Violence Taskforce has urged rectors and parish councils to establish domestic violence policies for their churches.

Further surgery for Bishop Lee

July 18, 2018The Bishop of Western Sydney, Ivan Lee, is to undergo further surgery after a recurrence of cancer.

Violence flashes around new GAFCON leader

July 16, 2018A worker at the home compound of Nigerian Archbishop Ben Kwashi has been killed as the incoming GAFCON secretary was confronted by violence on his return from Jerusalem.