Anglican Primate of Australia

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The Anglican Primate of Australia is the head of the independent Anglican Church of Australia. He or (since 2008) she is elected from among the country's Anglican diocesan bishops.

List of Primates of Australia[edit]

Ex officio primates
From Until Incumbent Notes
1847 1849 William Broughton, Bishop of Australia Only Primate of Australasia.
1849 1853 William Broughton, Bishop of Sydney
1854 1882 Frederic Barker, Bishop of Sydney First Primate of Australia ex officio as Bishop of Sydney.
1884 1889 Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney Ex officio primate as Bishop of Sydney.
1890 1897 Saumarez Smith, Bishop of Sydney Ex officio primate as Bishop/Archbishop of Sydney; died in office.
1897 1909 Saumarez Smith, Archbishop of Sydney
Elected primates
From Until Incumbent Notes
1910 1933 John Wright, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1909; died in office.
1935 1946 Henry Le Fanu, Archbishop of Perth Also Archbishop of Perth since 1929; died in office.
1947 1958 Howard Mowll, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1933; died in office.
1959 1966 Hugh Gough, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1959.
1966 1970 Philip Strong, Archbishop of Brisbane Also Archbishop of Brisbane since 1962.
1971 1977 Sir Frank Woods, Archbishop of Melbourne Also Archbishop of Melbourne since 1958; knighted in 1972.
1978 1982 Sir Marcus Loane, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1966; knighted in 1976.
1982 1989 Sir John Grindrod, Archbishop of Brisbane Also Archbishop of Brisbane since 1980; knighted in 1983.
1990 1999 Keith Rayner, Archbishop of Melbourne Also Archbishop of Melbourne since 1990.
2000 2005 Peter Carnley, Archbishop of Perth Also Archbishop of Perth since 1981.
2005 4 July 2014 (announced)[1] Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane Also Archbishop of Brisbane since 2002; first primate to serve a limited (9-year) term.
4 July 2014 (announced)[1] onwards Philip Freier, Primate-elect and Archbishop of Melbourne Also Archbishop of Melbourne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Melbourne Archbishop to lead Australian Anglican Church, 29 June 2014 (Accessed 30 June 2014)