Douglas Stevens

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Douglas Robert Stevens was inducted as Rector of the parish of Mt Gravatt, Diocese of Brisbane, on 1 December 2012. [1]

Education and early career[edit]

Born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Stevens grew up in Gateshead, Newcastle, New South Wales. He was drawn to the church as a boy and felt called to ordained ministry after high school. After initially studying commerce and working for Fell & Starkey (chartered accountants) he completed a BA in education, classics and philosophy at Newcastle University[2] and then studied theology at St John's College, Morpeth.

Ordained in 1979, he served in Newcastle, Merriwa, Wingham, Nambucca Heads and Tweed Heads.[3] He completed a master's degree in ecumenical theology at Trinity College, University of Dublin in Ireland in 1985.[2][4]

Bishop of Riverina[edit]

In 2005, Canon Stevens was elected as Bishop of Riverina.[5][2] He was consecrated on 29 November 2005.[6]

Bishop Stevens received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Melbourne College of Divinity in 2006.[7][2]

Bishop Stevens attended the Lambeth Conference in 2008.[8] He was a member of the Australian Anglican Bishops’ Conference.[9] Bishop Stevens resigned as Bishop of Riverina on 11 November 2012 and accepted a parish appointment in the Diocese of Brisbane.[10] [11]


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  2. ^ a b c d Australian Anglican Directory, Doncaster Heights, Victoria : Angela Grutzner, 2009, p.375.
  3. ^ "Our History" at St Cuthbert's church website. Accessed 8 July 2010.
  4. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ "Ninth Bishop of Riverina". Anglican Diocese of Riverina. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting of the Standing Committee of General Synod held at the Chevalier Centre, Kensington, on Sunday 18 & 19 November 2005", p. 3. Found at Anglican Church of Australia website. Accessed 8 July 2010.
  7. ^ "It's now Doctor Doug Stevens!" (PDF). The North Coast Anglican. The Anglican Diocese of Grafton. Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  8. ^ Matthew Davies, "Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality Initiative 'sets positive tone' for bishops and spouses," 17 July 2008, Episcopal Life Online. Found at Episcopal Church website. Accessed 8 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Charge to Synod", Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, p. 23, found at Anglican Diocese of Newcastle website. Accessed 8 July 2010.
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Religious titles
Preceded by
Bruce Clark
Bishop of Riverina
2005 – present
Succeeded by