Golding Centre for Women's History, Theology and Spirituality

The Golding Centre is situated within the School of Theology. The Centre consists of a three-member Centre Team with the members based on the Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo), Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary), and Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s).

The team members have outreach to the other campuses through contact people. Apart from having active support from a number of staff within the University the Centre has a large group of Friends in the wider community ranging across academics, archivists, and interested fellow travellers. A biannual newsletter is produced and distributed both within and without the university. An annual colloquia is also held.

The primary objective of the Centre is to provide a sound academic basis for the Catholic Church’s response to the desire and need of women in the Australian Catholic Church to recover their history, theology and spirituality, as expressed by them in the Bishops’ Report of the Participation of women in the Catholic Church in Australia, Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus.