The Australian Academy of Liturgy is an ecumenical association of specialists in Christian Liturgy and related disciplines, with a particular commitment to the understanding and development of liturgy in the Australian context.
The officers of the Academy are the president, the secretary (or secretary-treasurer), the convenor of each Chapter, the Website convenor, the editor of Australian Journal of Liturgy, and the immediate past president. These officers constitute the Council of the Academy.
The Executive of the Council is comprised of the president, the secretary, the treasurer (or secretary-treasurer), and the convenor of the Chapter of which the president is a member.
The president of the academy is:
Rev Anthony Doran
14 Bedford Road
Ringwood VIC 3134
The Secretary/Treasurer is:
Rev Chris Lancaster
PO Box 48
Altona VIC 3018
Dr Kieran Crichton
73 Cuthbert Road
Reservoir VIC 3073
In December 1980 a meeting of people who had an interest in fostering the cause of Liturgy in Australia took place in Adelaide. Convened by Fr Anthony Kain, with the support of Sr Mary-Anne Duigan, it included from the onset representatives of various Christian churches. Out of the meeting grew a national ecumenical body calling itself the Australian Academy of Liturgy. Its principal activity from 1983 has been a regular conference. Operating under a brief statement of aims from its inception, it now defines itself in the terms of this Constitution.