Anglican Archbishop of Sydney

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The Archbishop of Sydney is the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australia and ex officio metropolitan bishop of the ecclesiastical Province of New South Wales.

From 1825 to 1836 the colony of New South Wales was part of the Diocese of Calcutta. In 1836, the Diocese of Australia was formed and the first Bishop of Australia enthroned. By letters patent of 25 June 1847,[1] the Diocese of Australia was split into their four dioceses, one of which being the Diocese of Sydney and its bishop the Bishop of Sydney. The Diocese of Sydney has been led by an archbishop since 1897. Since the first creation of another province within Australia in 1905, the archbishop has also been ex officio metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales.

The Archbishop of Sydney is currently assisted by five regional assistant bishops.

List of Bishops and Archbishops of Sydney[edit]

Bishops of Sydney
From Until Incumbent Notes
1847 1853 William Broughton Previously diocesan Bishop of Australia;[N 1] also Primate of Australia since 1847; died in office.
1854 1882 Frederic Barker Also ex officio Primate of Australia; died in office
1884 1889 Alfred Barry Also ex officio Primate of Australia.
1890 1897 Saumarez Smith Also ex officio Primate of Australia; became Archbishop of Sydney in 1897.
Archbishops of Sydney
1897 1909 Saumarez Smith Also ex officio Primate of Australia; previously Bishop of Sydney since 1890; died in office.
1909 1933 John Wright Elected Primate of Australia in 1910; died in office.
1933 1958 Howard Mowll Translated from Eastern Szechwan; elected Primate of Australia in 1947; died in office.
1959 1966 Hugh Gough Translated from Barking; elected Primate of Australia in 1959.
1966 1982 Marcus Loane Previously coadjutor bishop of Sydney; elected Primate of Australia in 1978; knighted in 1976.
1982 1993 Donald Robinson Translated from Parramatta.
1993 2001 Harry Goodhew Translated from Wollongong.
2001 2013 Peter Jensen Previously Principal of Moore Theological College
2013 present Glenn Davies Inaugurated 23 August 2013.[2][3] Previously assistant Bishop of North Sydney.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the Province of Calcutta.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supplement to the New South Wales government gazette, 31 December 1847 (Accessed 21 December 2015)
  2. ^ "New Anglican Archbishop of Sydney chosen", The Age (Melbourne), 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Sydney Anglicans have a new Archbishop", Sydney Anglicans website, 6 August 2013.