Jeffrey Driver

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Jeffrey William Driver (born 6 October 1951[1]) is the current Archbishop of Adelaide and Metropolitan of South Australia in the Anglican Church of Australia.[2]

Driver grew up in the New South Wales country town of Cowra. His theological education was undertaken through the Australian College of Theology. After a short career as a newspaper journalist he was ordained in 1977 and began his career as an assistant curate in Bathurst. He held incumbencies at Mid-Richmond and Jamison and was later Archdeacon of Young, New South Wales and also Rector of the parish of St Paul's Manuka in Canberra. Driver was Executive Director of St Mark's National Theological Centre in Canberra for a time, and founding Head of Charles Sturt University's School of Theology. In 2001, Driver was consecrated and appointed Bishop of Gippsland in eastern Victoria,[3] a position he held until his translation to Adelaide in 2005.[4]

Driver holds a PhD from Charles Sturt University, MTh. from the Sydney College of Divinity, as well as Scholar and Licentiate in Theology from the Australian College of Theology.[5]

Driver continues to lecture and write on biblical studies and Anglican ecclesiology, and has been closely involved with the work of the Anglican Church's caring body, Anglicare, in a number of dioceses.[6]

Styles of
Jeffrey Driver
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Grace
Religious style Archbishop


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Ian George
Archbishop of Adelaide
Succeeded by