Anglican Diocese of Bendigo

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Diocese of Bendigo
Ecclesiastical province Victoria
Rite Anglican
Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Matt Brain

The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo is the Anglican ecclesial district covering the north-western regions of Victoria, Australia, roughly that part of Victoria north of the Great Dividing Range and west of the Goulburn River. The diocese was separated from the Diocese of Melbourne in 1902, at the same time as the creation of the dioceses of Wangaratta and Gippsland. In 1977, the Diocese of St Arnaud, which had been separated from the Diocese of Ballarat in 1926, was disbanded and merged with Bendigo.

The original cathedral church of the diocese was All Saints, Bendigo, but since 1981 the cathedral church has been St Paul's. Since 17 February 2018 the Bishop of Bendigo has been the Right Reverend Matt Brain.

The Gannawarra Cluster is an initiative by the diocese in providing a team of locally ordained clergy to offer ministry to three geographically connected parishes, Cohuna, Kerang and Quambatook.

Deans of Bendigo[edit]

  • 1902 John Christian MacCullagh (1st Dean of Bendigo)[1]
  • 1917 W. E. H. Percival
  • 1928 D. Haultain
  • 1932 N. E. Schweiger
  • 1940 W. S. Dau
  • 1951 C. E. Hulley
  • 1956 The Rt Revd Charles Lawrence Riley
  • 1957 The Rt Revd Ronald Edward Richards
  • 1973 Alex G. McKenzie
  • 1980 Ray Elliott
  • 1986 John Bedford
  • 1989 - 1993 John W. Stewart
  • 2006 Peta Sherlock
  • 2012 John Roundhill
  • 2018 Elizabeth Dyke


  1. ^ "MacCullagh, John Christian (1832-1917)". webjournals. Archived from the original on 5 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.

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Coordinates: 36°45′44″S 144°16′58″E / 36.76222°S 144.28278°E / -36.76222; 144.28278