BOOK LAUNCH : Stuart Piggin’s Biography of Harry Goodhew

BOOK LAUNCH : Stuart Piggin’s Biography of Harry Goodhew

Book Launch of :


Harry Goodhew: Archbishop, Dynamic Godly Radical, Anglican

by Stuart Piggin

The launch will be held at 2 venues:





On 23rd March 2021 at 10:30am
At St Andrew’s Cathedral,
Cnr George & Bathurst Streets, Sydney

AND also at

On 1st April 2021 at 5pm
At Figtree Anglican Church,
4-10 Gibsons Road, Figtree

RSVP by 16 March essential

When two or three gather together, there is politics. And the church world is no different. This ripping yarn about a kind, compassionate Christian man who was
elected to high offi ce in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney reveals the complexities of leading an institution fractured along deeply held theological lines.

For Harry Goodhew, Archbishop of Sydney from 1993 to 2001, the way to make Jesus known is not complicated. ‘Just love people and preach the gospel’, he says. And this is what he has done most of his life. Harry was archbishop through some turbulent times in the life of national and global Anglicanism – the early conversations about gay priests, the ongoing debate about the ordination of women, the controversial topic of lay presidency.

His inclusive, non-combative kindness helped hold the Anglican Communion together through some feisty debates. In retirement, Harry and Pam, his wife and best friend, served in the slums of Africa, learning from the poorest that ‘God is good. Every day.’ Harry also gave leadership in the dramatic change of culture in Evangelism Explosion, taking it from a good to a great organisation.

This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and health of the Anglican Church in Australia and for any committed to the advancement of the Christian
faith in the modern secular world. Understanding how Harry led gives us a practical guide to how to go and do likewise. It is also a book about being godly
… no matter what!

This biography is also a manual on how to:
• grow a church
• recover one’s passion for gospel ministry
• elect archbishops!
Ideal reading in preparation for the election of the next Archbishop at the Sydney Synod, 4-7 May