For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 2 Feb 2014.
Former President of the NSW Council of Churches, Deaconess Margaret Rodgers, was among those who received Australia Day honours this year. Ms Rodgers was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia through governance and representational roles, and to ecumenical affairs.”
2CH listeners will remember Margaret Rodgers’ weekly comments on social and cultural affairs over 13 years until her retirement in 2009. She succeeded the Reverend Bernard Judd in this role.
Margaret served as President of the NSW Council of Churches from 2008-2010. She was the Sydney Anglican Archbishop’s media officer from 2004-2007, CEO of Anglican Media from 1994-2003, research officer for the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia from 1985-1993, and Principal of Deaconess House, Newtown, from 1976-1985.
Members of the NSW Council of Churches join with many others in congratulating Deaconess Margaret Rodgers AM for distinguished service to the Australian church and community.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.