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Mark Coleridge

Archbishop Mark Coleridge was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane in 2012 after six years as Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, and five years prior to that as Auxiliary Bishop in his home city of Melbourne. As a priest of the Melbourne Archdiocese he had earlier served as Master of Catholic Theological College where he lectured in biblical studies, and in parish ministry. He worked in the Vatican Secretariat of State from 1997 until 2001. He has a bachelor of arts and a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He gave distinguished leadership in the preparation and introduction of the current translation of the Roman Missal, as well as with preparatory work towards a revised English-language Lectionary. In Australia he chairs the Bishops Commission for Liturgy and is a member of the Bishops Commission for Doctrine and Morals. Internationally he is a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.

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Andrew Cortese

Andrew Cortese, AIA, RIBA, is a Partner of Grimshaw LLP, the international architecture practice founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980, and renowned for works of strong conceptual legibility and innovation, with leadership in the development of principles that support sustainability. Andrew established Grimshaw’s Sydney studio in 2010; and leads domestic and international projects in all of their principal sectors including the Masterplanning of Cities and the design of their Infrastructure, Universities, Sports Facilities, and the workplaces and residences of their Urban Centres. His work configures social, economic, ecological and buildability initiatives into the conceptual instigation of buildings and masterplans, with forms derived for environmental performance and resolved rigorously through an expression of structure, material and detail to ensure a precise, beautiful and distinctive architecture. He has received over 20 national and international awards and citations including the RIBA International Architecture Award, and his biography was recently published in ‘From the Ground Up: 20 storeys of a life in Architecture. He has a personal and professional interest in spatial experience and sequence and how that emotionally positions that place of ceremony and ritual in the design of church architecture.

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Rosemary Crumlin

Rosemary Crumlin rsm OAM, is an art curator, historian and questioner. Her life (art, writing, books, education and religious commitment) revolves around the intersections between her own questions and those mirrored in the changing faces of contemporary art. This is the background to her more recent books and exhibitions: Images of Religion in Australian Art (1988), Aboriginal Art and Spirituality (1991), Beyond Belief: Modern Art and the Religious Imagination (1998), and most recently, The Blake Book: Art, Religion and Spirituality in Australia (2011) and its accompanying DVD: What can you see? (with Margaret Woodward) which explores ways of increasing ‘an intelligence of seeing’. She is currently working on a rare diamond – the ‘two-way’ religious art of Warmun (Turkey Creek) artists of WA. Her way of entry is always through the ‘half-open door’ – the work of art itself, and, in this liturgy conference, the experience which participants bring, and the diverse ways of their seeing. She is an honorary fellow and Adjunct Professor of ACU, a member of ACE, an international group centred on art and religion in sacred places and a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board.

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Sing d’Arcy

Dr Sing d’Arcy studied architecture at the University of Sydney, returning there to complete his doctoral studies in architectural history. In addition to architecture, he has had a long interest in early music performance having held numerous organist positions in Sydney as well as in Seville, Spain. His doctoral thesis investigated the spatial changes that occurred in Spanish cathedrals during the baroque period as a result of the construction of large new pipe organs. Sing is currently a lecturer in Interior Architecture at UNSW. He was an associate investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in 2013 that resulted in a keynote address and workshop at the Cuenca Cathedral Organ Academy, Spain. In 2009 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Seville, Art History Department. His research focuses on the nexus between architecture and music, in particular the role of the pipe organ in architectural space. He has published widely on the historiography of early-modern Spanish ecclesiastical architecture as well as regularly publishing on contemporary Australian interior design. Sing is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia New Zealand, the European Architectural History Network, the Organ Historical Trust of Australia and the Organ Music Society of Sydney.

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Ursula de Jong

Dr Ursula de Jong is Associate Professor and Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Architecture & Built Environment at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. A graduate of Monash University – BA (1973), Grad Dip Ed (1974), BA(Hons) (1981), PhD  (1989) – she is an architectural historian, specialising in 19th century architectural history. A scholar of the Gothic Revival and a world authority on the architect William Wardell, one of Australia’s most significant nineteenth-century architects, she has published widely on Wardell’s work. Recent publications: St Patrick’s Cathedral: a Guide for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne; the book William Wardell and Genazzano FCJ College; anda substantive article on Wardell in the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture (2012).  Dr de Jong is a full member of the Heritage Council (Victoria), Director and Deputy Chair of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Chair of the Cultural Heritage Committee and Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, a full member of Australia ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (MAICOMOS), a foundation member of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ) and is on the Editorial Board of Fabrications, JSAHANZ. For 25 years Dr de Jong chaired the Environment and Liturgy team at St Peter’s Parish, East Bentleigh, Victoria. She was chair of the Faith Life and Development Group (Parish Council) of St Peter’s Parish from 1994 to 2000. She is currently working with the community and advising on the refurbishment of the church – a much loved 1970s worship space.

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Tom Elich

Fr Tom Elich was ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane (1974) and has been Parish Priest at Sts Peter and Paul, Bulimba, since 2006. He holds a Doctorate of Theology/Doctorate in History of Religions, awarded by the Institute Catholique de Paris and the Université de Paris-IV (Sorbonne) in liturgy and sacramental theology. He has been director of Liturgy Brisbane and a contributing editor of the quarterly journal Liturgy News since 1989. He is a liturgy consultant on church building and renovation and a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board. From 2002 he was responsible for the liturgical studies program at St Paul’s Theological College and then became an honorary fellow of the Australian Catholic University and a sessional lecturer in the theology faculty. He was executive secretary of the National Liturgical Commission of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (1990 – 2001). On the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) in Washington DC, he was a member of its Advisory Committee (1990-1997) and chair of its subcommittee for Presentation of Texts (1988-2000). He is a member of the ecumenical Australian Academy of Liturgy and the international Societas Liturgica. In Wollongong, January 2014, he was honoured with a special award for ‘Continuous and Outstanding Contribution to the Liturgical Reform 1963-2013’.

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Richard Falkinger

Richard Falkinger is a registered architect with a Diploma in Architecture from RMIT Melbourne and Post Graduate Diploma in Conservation Studies, York UK. Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for distinguished services to the conservation of ecclesiastical structures. Fellow of the RAIA; Surveyor of the Fabric St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne 2001-2014; Cathedral Architect St. Patrick’s Cathedral Melbourne 1971-1997. Has reordered 50 Churches including seven Cathedrals in Australia and overseas. Awards include: State Award, survey of Rialto Buildings Melbourne; State Award, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Melbourne; National Award, St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne; Career Highlights: Newman College Melbourne, chapel reordering and reinstatement of Burley Griffin’s spires; St. Patricks Cathedral Ballarat; St. Alipius Ballarat and new SS Peter and Paul Buninyong; Chiesa Nuova, Rome, reordering for Cardinal James Knox. Master class tutor, School of Architecture Melbourne University 2011-2012. Publications:  Ringing the Changes. Significant art works: Dalle de Verre new West entrance doors and lantern St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, Janusz and Magda Kuzbicki, artists; French Glass windows nave and chapel including new sanctuary furniture,Janusz and Magda Kuzbicki and Ralf Driessen for SS Peter and Paul Buninyong Victoria; 6mx2m Tapestry for Wangaratta Cathedral, Bishop David Farrer, by Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

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Peter Gardiner

Peter Gardiner, architect, is Managing Director of the Brisbane office of Peddle Thorp Architects. Registered as an architect by the Queensland Architects Registration Board, Peter has a broad professional experience in many project types ranging from university, aged care, hospitality, residential and commercial. He is a specialist in brief resolution and facilities planning with experience in the provision of new and the redevelopment of existing commercial buildings. Peter has a particular interest in private sector provision of health and aged care projects, where the capital and recurrent cost of facilities are of a keen interest to both the not-for-profit and commercial providers. Peter’s recent experience includes major projects in China master planning mixed use developments and new town centres and locally he is the architect for the new Catholic church at Burleigh Heads.

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Stephen Hackett

Rev. Fr Stephen Hackett is a Missionary of the Sacred Heart, currently serving as Parish Priest of Moonah-Lutana in the Archdiocese of Hobart. He has ministered in parishes, secondary schools, university chaplaincy, vocations ministry and diocesan governance. His academic qualifications include degrees in theology, peace studies, education, and a doctorate specialising in the architecture of liturgy. He chairs the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board and is a member of the National Liturgical Council, both advisory bodies to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and is a member of the ecumenical Australian Academy of Liturgy. He consults on church design projects and continues to research contemporary church architecture and the liturgical arts. Recent essays include ‘The Liturgical Consummation of Space’, in the Australian Journal of Liturgy, and ‘Postconciliar Church Design: Continuity and Contradiction’, in Vatican Council II: Reforming Liturgy (eds. C. Pilcher, D. Orr & E. Harrington).

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Craig Hartman

Craig W. Hartman, architect, is a Partner in Charge of Design for the architectural practice, Skidmore Owings & Merrill based in San Francisco. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. His international work ranges from entire urban districts to singular works of landmark architecture. His design ethos is focused on the relationship between material, structure and architectural form and the enriching qualities of natural light and art. These qualities are powerfully represented in his Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California for which he received the Vatican’s Knighthood for Service to Society. He has received over 200 awards for his work and is the youngest recipient of the Maybeck Award, an award presented periodically by the California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to an individual in recognition of “lifetime achievement in architectural design.”

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Kenneth Howell

Rev. Fr Ken Howell of the Archdiocese of Brisbane is Parish Priest of Burleigh Heads. In this capacity he is responsible for the building of a new parish church working with Peddle Thorp Architects. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’ Anselmo, Rome. Currently he chairs the Archdiocesan Commission on the Liturgy. Prior to taking up his current appointment he served as Dean of the Cathedral of St Stephen in Brisbane and as a visiting lecturer in Liturgy at the Brisbane College of Theology. He has written for the quarterly periodical Liturgy News.

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Clare Johnson

Dr. Clare Johnson, B.Mus (Hons), B. Theol (Hons), A.Mus.A., M.A. (Theol), GCHE, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University. Her research interests include liturgical inculturation, liturgical music, Australian liturgical history, geographic psychology and the effect of place on ritual. Clare is a member of Australia’s National Liturgical Council. Professional memberships include: Societas Liturgica, North American Academy of Liturgy, Catholic Academy of Liturgy (USA), Australian Academy of Liturgy, Australian Catholic Theological Association. In 2013 Clare received an ACU Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. She recently published book chapters in At the Heart of the Liturgy (Liturgical Press, 2014) and Vatican Council II: Reforming Liturgy (ATF Press, 2013), and has a forthcoming article in Theological Studies titled: “From organic growth to liturgico-plasticity: reconceptualizing the process of liturgical reform.” She is presently researching the liturgical biography of Australia’s first liturgist-Archbishop, Guilford Young.

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Andrew Kirkbride

Andrew Kirkbride, a registered Member of the Australian Institute of Architects, is Director of Kirkbride Boyce Architects. Married and father of three school-aged children, he was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in September 2012 for the Adelaide Archdiocese. His professional practice includes service as Architect and Community Consultant for the Diocese of Port Pirie and property development for a number of Church agencies. His clients include educational facilities and aged care facilities for the Catholic Church. He is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment, the protection of the patrimony of the Church and the integration of theology and building in all areas of human endeavour. He ministers at St Anne’s Catholic Parish, Adelaide. He is a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board, the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Adelaide Archdiocese and the Diocesan Pastoral Council for the Adelaide Archdiocese.

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Peter Korkolis

Peter Korkolis has worked as an architect and urban designer for nearly 30 years. He graduated Bachelor of Architecture from UNSW in 1984 and Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from the Barlett University College London in 1989. With an abiding interest in architectural history and tradition, he seeks to produce buildings that are firmly grounded in this rich heritage whilst reinterpreting the timeless principles of architecture for the modern context. He is a Senior Associate with Woods Bagot and his body of work extending from large scale urban planning through the full spectrum of architectural work – residential, educational, religious, heritage, commercial – has received many awards including: 2014 Australian Interior Design Institute Awards ‘Commendation for Public Design’ for the St Mary of the Cross Mackillop Chapel, ACU, Melbourne; 2014 Australian Institute Architecture ‘Award for Commercial Architecture’ – NAB Docklands; 2010 National Architecture Awards for ‘Public Architecture’ and ‘Sustainable Architecture’ for the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Joint Venture project WB with NH Architecture; 2009 Australian Institute Architecture ‘Award for International Architecture’ – Qatar.

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Sandy Law

Sandy Law is Director of Law Architects, an award winning, design based Architectural studio in Inner Melbourne who's work and practice is underpinned by the belief that Architecture has the potential to transform the individual and collective and promote well being and connectedness to natural systems. The practice specialises in Community, Educational and Religious projects. Sandy's formative years immersed in building, landscaping, environmental planning, along with extensive travel and working abroad have developed Sandy's awareness of the strong interplay of all disciplines and collaborators in the process of "Making Place". Her passion for the natural environment and the need for the 'built' to be responsive and responsible, is embedded in her practice. Sandy has been involved in the design and realisation of many Sacred Spaces over many years, working alongside her father Graeme Law, Architect and Liturgical Design Consultant. Skilled in translating visions into reality, Sandy's involvement in these projects fine-tuned her appreciation of the power of Architecture to nourish community and the individual.. She is Chair of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Vic, Board Member of CEFPI Australasia, Member of the Australian Institute of Architects, AIA Medium Practices Forum member and Secretary of MEG Conservation Group, Grampians.

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Kylie Legge

Kylie Legge is a graduate of Architecture (UNSW), with a Graduate Certificate in Planning and holds a Masters in Social Science (Env&Plan) from RMIT. She is a founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary place-making consultancy based in Sydney Australia. Kylie seeks to build positive sustainable and life-affirming relationships between people and their environments, from the macro to the micro scale, with the utmost regard for their physical, intellectual and spiritual needs. She has been a place maker for over 8 years, working on projects across Australia, in Asia and the Middle East; and at range of scales – from main street to mall, to mixed use developments and whole of city projects. Kylie is the author of the Urban Trends book series, and has published ‘Doing it Differently’ and ‘Future City Solutions’ over the last 2 years. In 2012 she was a guest panelist at the US Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale and in 2013 a speaker at the UN Habitat sponsored ‘Future of Places’ conference in Stockholm and again in 2014 in Buenos Aires. Kylie brings a wealth of education and experience to the complex task of place making.

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Jesse Mowbray

Jesse Mowbray graduated in architecture from the University of Sydney in 2006 with First Class Honours and the Henry J Cowan Research Prize. He is currently studying for a Master of Arts (Theological Studies) through the University of Notre Dame researching contemporary Catholic architecture in the Australian context. A member of the Diocese of Parramatta Property Council, he previously served on the Diocese of Parramatta Blacktown Catholic Pastoral Working Party and the St Nicholas of Myra Pastoral Council. Jesse is the principal of Jesse Mowbray Architects and has worked on Australian Catholic University chapels – Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, North Sydney, the Barron Memorial Chapel, Strathfield and St Thomas Aquinas Chapel, Ballarat – as well as parishes throughout Sydney, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. He has collaborated with artists for the installation of works at the St Patrick Cathedral Precinct, and at various locations on the North Sydney campus of the Australian Catholic University. Jesse was recently awarded the Diocesan Medal of Honour for service to the church and the Diocese of Parramatta.

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Paul Minnihan

Rev. Fr Paul D. Minnihan is a priest of the Diocese of Oakland, California. Ordained in 1993, he has served in parish ministry, as Director of Worship for the Diocese, and as a member of the United States Bishop’s Commission on Evangelization. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, a Master’s degree in Theology, and Doctorates in Sacred Theology and Philosophy from the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium. In 2006 he was appointed the first Provost for the yet-to-be-built Cathedral of Christ the Light at Oakland. In this capacity he was invited to sit on the diocesan cathedral design team and given charge of certain aspects of liturgical art and environment. He had oversight of the month long dedication events for the Cathedral, both ecclesial and civic gatherings. He was chief spokesperson about the Cathedral for the Bishop of Oakland, highlighting the interaction of architecture, art and theology. As the Cathedral opened in 2008, Fr Minnihan was charged with shaping diocesan ministries through the complimentary lenses of sacred worship, evangelization and formation as well as solidarity and justice.

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Brian Nichols

Rev. Fr Brian Nichols is Administrator of St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy (SLL) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (Sant’ Anselmo) Rome. He lectures in the Systematic Theology Department of Catholic Theological College (Melbourne University of Divinity) teaching in the areas of Liturgical Theology and History and Theology of Sacred Orders. He is a member of the National Liturgical Council, Australia, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and a member of Societas Liturgica (an International Society for Liturgical Study & Renewal). He has overseen the building of the new Cathedral Centre attached to St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart as a member of the St Mary’s Cathedral (Hobart) Restoration Commission which and will oversee the interior restoration and liturgical re-ordering of St Mary’s Cathedral.

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Jill O’Brien

Sister Jill O’Brien, Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict, is a certified Liturgical Design Consultant from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago and has an MA in Pastoral Studies. She lives at New Norcia in Western Australia attached to the New Norcia Institute for Benedictine Studies where she is involved in retreats and liturgy education and serves on the monastic community’s liturgy committee. In 2012-2013 she conducted a discernment process relating to the future of buildings at the Good Samaritan motherhouse site in Glebe in NSW that involved all the sisters in Australia, Japan, Kiribati and the Philippines. Over the years she has worked with parishes and communities in Australia and beyond as they prepare to build or renovate their worship spaces. This included liturgical education and process related to the values and needs of the particular community, which formed a significant part of the brief for the design professionals.

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Charles Portelli

Monsignor Charles Portelli was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne in 1985. He has been closely involved in consultations for and in the commissioning of new works for various projects both in Australia and overseas. These include: the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, St. Augustine’s Church, Melbourne, the Chapel of Corpus Christi College, Carlton, St. Mary MacKillop Parish Church, Keilor Downs, the Chapel of Domus Australia, Rome, St. Mary MacKillop Chapel at the ACU Campus in Fitzroy and St. Benedict’s Chapel at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Richmond NSW. He is presently Parish Priest of Keilor Downs-Kealba in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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Peter Quinn

Peter M. Quinn, AAIA, was educated at Xavier College and graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1968. He worked in large commercial firms in Melbourne, London, Singapore and Perth before establishing his own architectural practice in Perth in 1977. Projects undertaken have primarily been residential, educational and ecclesiastical. Peter's religious works include new and re-ordered parish churches, presbyteries, parish community centres, school chapels and the non-denominational Worship Centre at Murdoch University. The Restoration and Completion of Saint Mary's Cathedral Perth received the Awards for Public Buildings, Heritage and Best Overall Building in all Categories at the 2010 W.A. Architecture Awards. Peter, as a sole practitioner, has been personally involved in the design, documentation and construction of all the projects undertaken by his practice.

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Harry Stephens

Harry Stephens is an architect whose practice is predominantly concerned with heritage architecture and who, in partnership with architect Paul Walsh as Sacred Space Architects, designs and consults on liturgical architecture. In his academic career with the UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment (1970 – 2010) he established the first Interior Architecture degree in Australia and lectured on the principles and philosophy of design and sacred art and architecture. Visiting Associate to the Martin Research Centre, Cambridge University UK (1981, 1985, 2000) his research was on medieval and modern stained glass and the art and architecture of the Church. Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia, he is currently secretary of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board, an advisory body to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and a Commissioner on the Sydney Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission. Publications include‘Design for the Real Person’(Procs. DIA Design Ed. Conf. 1996) and ‘The Architecture of the Christians’ (Australasian Catholic Record, Vol. LXVI, 4).

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Michael Tawa

Michael Tawa is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney where he teaches architectural design theory and practice. His PhD thesis investigated the symbolism of sound, music and architecture in the Judeo-Christian and Hindi traditions. His research focusses on the metaphorical conditions of language and its implications for architectural design. Recent publications include Agencies of the Frame: Tectonic Strategies in Cinema and Architecture (2010) and Theorising the Project: A Thematic Approach to Architectural Design (2011). Michael is also Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and has been Visiting Professor at Carleton University (Ottawa) and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris).

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Paul Taylor

Dr Paul Taylor is currently Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy and National Liturgical Council of the ACBC and Coordinator of Liturgy for the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation in Melbourne. In addition, he serves on the National Liturgical Music Board of the ACBC, whose editorial committee has just completed a revision of the Catholic Worship Book (1985). Paul also serves as an assistant organist at St Patrick’s Cathedral. His research interests are Christian hymnody, chant-based liturgical music for ministers and congregations and organ repertoire for the liturgical year. He completed a Master of Arts (Liturgy) degree at the University of Notre Dame (1993), a Master of Music degree (2001) and PhD (2010) at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He is a member of the Society of Organists (Vic), the Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgica. He is interested in the relationship between pipe organs, music ministry and church architecture.

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Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh, architect, lectured in the field of Sacred Architecture at the University of New South Wales for 35 years. To mark the centenary of the Catholic Church in New Guinea, he designed and supervised the construction of the proto-Cathedral on Yule Island, in the Gulf of Papua.  Paul is a Registered Architect and a Licensed Builder, and his company has been the recipient of HIA and MBA Awards for Heritage and Renovation Designs. Together with friend and colleague Harry Stephens, he operates the professional partnership of Sacred Space Architects, with recent consultations on projects including the chapel design at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, St Scholastica’s College Chapel, Glebe and Rosebank College, Five Dock. His publications include The Cathedral: its origins, its design principles and their application (Procs. The Cathedral, Colloquium, Darwin 2008).

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Peter Williams

Reverend Father Peter G Williams is the Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. On 19 March 1992, Father Peter was ordained a Catholic priest and has held appointments in many parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta most notably as parish priest of St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish in Harris Park (1998-2004), and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish in Parramatta (2004-2006). Father Peter was born in Melbourne and educated at Clifton Hill State School and Ivanhoe Grammar. He was brought up in the Anglican Church. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies and Philosophy from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Theology from the Australian College of Theology and a Bachelor of Education from La Trobe University. He also has been awarded the Masters of Theology from the University of Sydney, and the Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies from the Catholic University of America. In 2014 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University from the Australian Catholic University. He is a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board.

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Kerry Willison

Sr Kerry Willison rsm, is Director of Liturgy, Archdiocese of Perth, Western Australia, a position to which she was appointed in 1992 after completing a Masters in Pastoral Ministry at Boston College and studies at the Weston school of theology in Boston. She was a member of the National Liturgical Council 1996-2009 and was appointed as senior consultant in 2009. She was a member of the Project Committee and Arts and Furnishing Committee for the renovation and completion of St Mary’s Cathedral Perth 2000-2009. She was the national convenor of writing group for the Australian web based resource for schools – ‘Together at One Altar’ 2009-2011 and is currently involved in liturgical formation and teaching at a parish level and with teachers.

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Philip Wilson

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson grew up in Cessnock, in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales and served as a priest in nearby Maitland. He was ordained a bishop in 1996 when he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as Bishop of Wollongong. Five years later, he became the eighth Archbishop of Adelaide after Archbishop Leonard Faulkner retired. In 2006, Archbishop Wilson was made President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, was re-elected in 2008 and also served a further two-year term concluding in 2012. In 2012 he was elected Vice-President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and also elected Chair of the Bishops' Conference Justice Ecology and Development. He is a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board.

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