We here in the Maranoa Warrego Anglican Mission Area are committed to make the church a safe and caring environment. 

And we apologise with the whole Anglican community:

An apology to survivors of child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church

  • The Anglican Church of Australia acknowledges with deep regret and repentance the past failings of the Church and its members.
  • On behalf of the whole Anglican Church in this country we apologise unreservedly to those who have been harmed by sexual abuse perpetrated by people holding positions of power and trust in the Church.
  • We apologise for the shameful way we actively worked against and discouraged those who came to us and reported abuse.
  • We are ashamed to acknowledge that we only took notice when the survivors of abuse became a threat to us.
  • We apologise and ask forgiveness for the Church’s failure at many levels to listen to and acknowledge the plight of those who have been abused, to take adequate steps to assist them, and to prevent abuse from happening or recurring.
  • We commit the Church to listen to survivors of abuse to respond with compassion to all those who have been harmed, both to those who have come forward and to those who may choose to do so in the future, and to deal appropriately, transparently and fairly with those accused of abuse and negligence.


  • Anglican Church of Australia regards any professional misconduct as a serious matter and over the past few years has strengthened considerably the policies and procedures that are followed when misconduct is reported.
  • Anglican Church Southern Queensland (ACSQ) is committed to supporting and seeking justice for victims of sexual abuse in our community. Those who suffer from sexual abuse are not only the survivor, but their families, friends, associates, the broader church community and all concerned.
  • With full regard to legal and ethical considerations, ACSQ will be transparent and accountable in its actions. Part of its witness to the truth will be the way in which these matters are dealt with.
  • The Anglican Church has appointed a Director of Professional Standards in accordance with the Professional Standards Canon.

All this can be read in detail at:


For further information about any of the above information, contact:
Office of Professional Standards:

St Martin’s House
373 Ann Street, Brisbane 4000
GPO Box 421, Brisbane 4001

Ph: 1800 242 544
Fax: 07 3831 9873
Email: gmilles@anglicanchurchsq.org.au