Each year the John Roffey Memorial Lecture is delivered at Anglicare Australia's national conference.
The lecture honours the outstanding contribution of the Revd Dr John Roffey to Anglicare Australia through his leadership in the formative years of the network. His broad vision for the church and for the engagement of the church with society and people was an inspiration to all he met and worked with.
At the time of his sudden death in 2001, John Roffey was CEO of Anglicare SA and a member of the Anglicare Australia Council. The John Roffey Memorial Lecture focuses on the relationship between theology and social policy, an issue of keen concern to John.
The first John Roffey Memorial Lecture was delivered in 2003 by Rev’d Dr Alan Cadwallader, lecturer, Adelaide College of Divinity on the topic of ‘Where to the Good Samaritan now?
The next lecture will be delivered by Debra Saffrey-Collins in September 2018.
Please note: The following lectures are unavailable:
2017 John Roffey Lecture :: Dr Karin Sowada
2014 John Roffey Lecture :: The Hon Michael Kirby
2009 John Roffey Lecture :: Sir Paul Reeves,
former Governor-General, New Zealander of the Year and Maori elder
2003 John Roffey Inaugural Lecture :: the Rev'd Dr Alan
Cadwallader, Lecturer, Adelaide College of Divinity