Anglican Archbishop of Sydney
From 1788 to 1836 the colony of New South Wales was part of the Diocese of Calcutta. In 1836, the first Bishop of Australia was enthroned and the Diocese of Australia was formed. Between 1845 and 1849, various parts of the Diocese of Australia were spun off into their own dioceses and remainder became the Diocese of Sydney and its bishop the Bishop of Sydney. The Diocese of Sydney has been led by an archbishop since 1897. Since the first creation of another province within Australia in 1905, the archbishop has also been ex officio metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales.
The Archbishop of Sydney is currently assisted by five regional assistant bishops.
List of Bishops and Archbishops of Sydney
|Bishops of Sydney|
|1849||1853||William Broughton||Previously suffragan Bishop of Australia;[N 1] also Primate of Australasia since 1847; died in office.|
|1854||1882||Frederic Barker||Also ex officio Primate of Australia; died in office|
|1884||1889||Alfred Barry||Also ex officio Primate of Australia.|
|1890||1897||Saumarez Smith||Also ex officio Primate of Australia; became Archbishop of Sydney in 1897.|
|Archbishops of Sydney|
|1897||1909||Saumarez Smith||Also ex officio Primate of Australia; previously Bishop of Sydney since 1890; died in office.|
|1909||1933||John Wright||Elected Primate of Australia in 1910; died in office.|
|1933||1958||Howard Mowll||Translated from Eastern Szechwan; elected Primate of Australia in 1947; died in office.|
|1959||1966||Hugh Gough||Translated from Barking; elected Primate of Australia in 1959.|
|1966||1982||Sir Marcus Loane||Previously coadjutor bishop of Sydney; elected Primate of Australia in 1978; knighted in 1976.|
|1982||1993||Donald Robinson||Translated from Parramatta.|
|1993||2001||Harry Goodhew||Translated from Wollongong.|
|2001||2013||Peter Jensen||Previously Principal of Moore Theological College|
|2013||present||Glenn Davies||Inaugurated 23 August 2013. Previously assistant Bishop of North Sydney.|
- In the Diocese and Province of Calcutta.