The 19th and 20th century has seen the creation of a number of religious orders in the Anglican Church. One late addition to Anglican religious life is the Little Brothers of Francis, a contemplative order of Franciscanfriars within the Anglican Church of Australia. The community was founded by three former members of the Society of St Francis in 1987: Brothers Geoffrey Adam, Wayne and Howard. Their vision is to develop a prayer-centred life in a rural setting. Although not entirely self-sufficient, the Brothers have built their own buildings of stone and timber. They have a substantial vegetable garden and orchard and also breed sheep, goats and rabbits. They publish a newsletter twice a year - the Bush Telegraph.
The Rule of the Brothers is based on the Rule of St. Francis for Hermitages.