Anglicans Together ...promoting inclusive Anglicanism

Our new President

Rev. Dr Max Wood

The Reverend Dr Max Wood, President

Describe yourself in two sentences?

When I was once asked what "style" of weddings I conducted, I thought about it and answered—"relaxed formal". That answer probably and unsurprisingly also reflects the image I have of myself.

What do you do for fun/relaxation?

I enjoy watching sport in person and on TV, especially Rugby League, Cricket and Football (soccer). I also enjoy watching documentaries and series about things that I would never ever do myself: e.g. Alaskan Crab fishing, Gold Mining in the Yukon, Outback or Ice Road trucking.

What three things are you most passionate about?

My family, my ministry and St George, Illawarra.

Why are you involved in Anglican Together?

I believe that Anglicans Together has a very important contribution to make to the life of our Diocese and the wider Anglican Church of Australia. It firstly provides a forum for connection and fellowship between more liberal and progressive Sydney Anglicans. It can also function as a vehicle for an enhanced and productive engagement with other Sydney Anglicans who may not necessarily embrace all our views on issues of theology, liturgy and church order.

What do you hope for in Anglican Diocese of Sydney?

I hope that the Anglican Diocese of Sydney will truly be what its name suggests - a Diocese of the Anglican Church in Sydney. Our Diocese should be unashamedly proud of its evangelical history and character. However, as a Diocese of the Anglican Church, I would hope that it views diversity of Anglican expression beyond evangelicalism as something to be cherished and not extinguished.

Our Vice-President

Mrs Susan Hooke

Mrs Susan Hooke, Vice-President

Describe yourself in two sentences?

Reformer.

What do you do for fun/relaxation?

Grandchildren.

What three things are you most passionate about?

Achieving good outcomes for people.

Why are you involved in Anglicans Together? What do you hope for in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney?

I am a member of Anglicans Together to try to increase the inclusiveness of the Sydney Diocese.