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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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Acknowledgement of the late June Ashton
October 2021 – ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, shares an Acknowledgement of the generosity of the late June Ashton, a long-time supporter of ABM. Read more.
Acknowledgement of the late Rev’d Joan Pascoe
September 2021 – ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, shares an Acknowledgement of the generosity of the late Rev’d Joan Pascoe, former ABM missionary in Papua New Guinea. Read more.
In Appreciation of Rev’d Philip Thirlwell tssf
August 2021 – ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, shares an Appreciation of the late Philip Thirlwell tssf, former ABM missionary in Fiji and Japan. Read more
In Appreciation of Bishop David McCall
July 2021 – ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, shares an Appreciation of the late Bishop David McCall, former member of the ABM Board and Patron of the ABM Auxiliary – “a staunch, generous and life-long supporter of ABM.” Read more
In Appreciation of Mother Eunice SSA
July 2021 – ABM Gifts in Wills Officer, Dr Ivan Head, shares an Appreciation of Mother Eunice, SSA, a former ABM missionary who was “a living witness to Christ’s mission across a lifetime of discipleship”. Read more
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
Bequesting 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
Quest and Bequest in a Time of Solitude
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