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Announcement from the Archbishop of Adelaide


Please see below, an important email from Archbishop Geoffrey Smith of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide.

Dear Colleagues

I am very pleased to let you know that the Reverend Dr Cathy Thomson has been appointed to be the next Principal of St Barnabas College.  Cathy has been serving as Academic Dean of the College and will take over from the Reverend Dr Don Owers in December this year.

Cathy was ordained in Adelaide and was Parish Priest of Payneham and Archdeacon of the Para before going to Brisbane in 2006 to be the Rector of St Lucia.  From 2013 Cathy served as Director of Formation, Lecturer in Theology and finally Academic Dean at St Francis College in Brisbane. Cathy’s doctorate focussed on Karl Barth’s doctrine of salvation, especially focussing on those aspects of Barth’s writing that are susceptible to a postmodern reading.

Cathy is committed to furthering the development of generous orthodoxy in the life of the college and seeing the college fulfil its substantial part in Vision 2022.

With best wishes,

Yours in Christ

The Rev’d Dr Don Owers, currently Principal at SBC, praised Cathy’s appointment, saying “I am very pleased with this appointment, Cathy is a highly capable person who has a great vision for the college and for the diocese.”

Please join us in congratulating Cathy on her new appointment.

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