Anglican Diocese of Ballarat

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Diocese of Ballarat
Ballarat Anglican Cathedral 001.JPG
Ecclesiastical province Victoria
Archdeaconries Archdeaconry of Ballarat; Archdeaconry for Mission and Evangelism with Responsibility for the South West Region
Coordinates 37°33′49″S 143°51′28″E / 37.56361°S 143.85778°E / -37.56361; 143.85778Coordinates: 37°33′49″S 143°51′28″E / 37.56361°S 143.85778°E / -37.56361; 143.85778
Parishes 24
Churches 81
Rite Anglican
Cathedral Cathedral of Christ the King, Ballarat
Current leadership
Bishop Garry Weatherill

The Anglican Diocese of Ballarat extends across the south-west region of Victoria, Australia. It is one of the five Anglican Church of Australia dioceses in the ecclesiastical Province of Victoria.


The Cathedral of Christ the King, Ballarat, is the cathedral of the diocese.

The cathedral building is constructed of grey stone in the English Gothic style. Construction began in 1854 only two years after the Town of Ballarat was founded and just three years after the discovery of gold. It was finished in 1868.

Deans of Ballarat[edit]

  • 2014- : Chris Chataway
  •  ?-2011: Graeme Perkins
  •  ?1999–2004: Jeffery T. Gunn
  • 1987–1996: William Ernest Edebohls
  • 1984–1987: Neville A. Connell
  • 1979–1984: Kenneth G. Beer
  • 1972–1979: William W. Devonshire [1]
  • 1967–1972: S. Douglas Bartholomeusz [2]
  • 1953–1967: vacant
  • 1951–?: J.A. Munro
  • 1921–1934: William Frederic Tucker
  • 1914–1920: Julius Lewis
  • 1897–1914: Nathaniel Lindon Parkyn
  • 1894–1897: John Francis Stretch [3]

Bishops of Ballarat[edit]

Bishops of Ballarat
From Until Incumbent Notes
1875 1900 Samuel Thornton Returned to England and became an honorary assistant bishop in Manchester.
1901 1915 Arthur Green Translated from Grafton and Armidale.
1917 1927 Maxwell Maxwell-Gumbleton Returned to England and became an honorary assistant bishop in Ipswich; later Bishop of Dunwich.
1927 1935 Philip Crick Translated from Rockhampton.
1936 1960 William Johnson Previously Dean of Newcastle.
1961 1975 William Hardie Previously Dean of Newcastle.
1975 1993 John Hazlewood Previously Dean of Perth.
1994 2003 David Silk Previously Archdeacon of Leicester; returned to England and became an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Exeter and, subsequently, a Roman Catholic priest.
2003 2010 Michael Hough
2011 present Garry Weatherill[4] Translated from Willochra.


  1. ^ "An unswerving Vocation- Canon Bill Devonshire" (PDF). The Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  2. ^ "First Dean for 14 Years". Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Stretch, John Francis (Jack) (1855–1919)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  4. ^ Diocesan press release

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