Barbara Darling

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Barbara Darling
Church Anglican Church of Australia
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Orders
Ordination 13 December 1992
Consecration 31 May 2008
Personal details
Birth name Barbara Brinsley Darling
Born (1947-10-17)17 October 1947
Died 15 February 2015(2015-02-15) (aged 67)
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of Sydney (BA, DipEd)
University of Melbourne (MA)

Barbara Brinsley Darling (17 October 1947 – 15 February 2015) was an Australian Anglican bishop. She was among the first women to be made deacon in the Anglican Church of Australia on 9 February 1986, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1992.[1] She became the first female bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.[2]

Darling was consecrated to the episcopate at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, on 31 May 2008.[3][4] She was the Bishop for Diocesan Ministries until 2009, when she became the Bishop of the Eastern Region.

Darling died on 15 February 2015, following a stroke,[5] and her funeral took place in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne on 22 February 2015.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and ministry of Bishop Barbara Brinsley Darling". St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Porter, Muriel (16 February 2015). "Gracious and gentle pioneer was a role model for Anglican women". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Jane Still (25 April 2008). "First woman bishop appointed in Victoria". 
  4. ^ Roland Ashby (2 June 2008). "Joyful end to a long journey for the Diocese". 
  5. ^ Mannix, Liam (15 February 2015). "Melbourne’s first Anglican female bishop dies". The Age. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and ministry of Bishop Barbara Brinsley Darling". St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Barbara Darling in The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in the Twentieth Century