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Articles by Ivan Head

The Revd Canon Ivan Head

Ivan Francis Head holds a PhD in New testament Language and Literature from Glasgow University, and prior Australian degrees in Philosophy and Divinity. He was ordained by Geoffrey Sambell in Perth WA in 1979 and was an inaugural Sambell Scholar. He was Warden of Anglican university colleges in Australia for 27 years  and a Canon of three Cathedrals. He is currently the Gifts in Wills Officer for the Anglican Board of Mission. He has an Austlit publication record in poetry.

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In Appreciation of John Buick Kaines, ABM Missionary Builder 

April 2021 - ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, shares a Eulogy for John Kaines by his son Neil Kaines.. Read more


Be Questing for Aboriginal Australia via ABM Projects

June 2020 - ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, reflects on how to support ABM’s partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Read more



May 2020 - ABM's Gifts in Wills Officer Ivan Head reflects on the current COVID-19-driven solitude we find ourselves in. Read more



February 2020 - ABM's Gifts in Wills Officer Ivan Head reflects on ABM's archival library, where he can "see reminders of the mission that is Christ’s." Read more


Book Review: The Destiny & Passion of Philip Nigel Warrington Strong by Jonathan Holland

December 2019 - The Rev'd Dr Ivan Head reviews this book about Bishop Philip Strong, former Archbishop of Brisbane and Primate of the Church of England in Australia, who served as Bishop of New Guinea between 1936 and 1962. Read more


Henry Holland’s portable Holy Communion Set returns to ABM: Tangible Link to WWII Martyr

November 2019 - New Guinea martyr Henry Holland's Holy Communion set to be returned to Papua New Guinea seventy seven years after his death. Read more