Richard Appleby (bishop)

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The Rt Rev Richard Franklin Appleby was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the late 20th century.[1]

Born on 17 November 1940, he was educated at the University of Melbourne.[2] Ordained in 1967,[3] his first posts were curacies at Glenroy and North Balwyn.[4] He was then Warden of Wollaston College[5] and Chaplain to the Archbishop of Perth. From 1975 he was Rector of Belmont and then Dean of Bathurst (1980–1983).[6] From 1983 to 1992 he was Assistant Bishop of Newcastle.[7] In 1992 he became Bishop of the Northern Territory, and retired in 1999. He is married to Elizabeth Appleby.[8]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Clyde Maurice Wood
Bishop of the Northern Territory
1992 –1999
Succeeded by
Philip Leslie Freier