Diocese of Newcastle (Australia)

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For the Roman Catholic diocese in the Newcastle region, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in Australia is located in the state of New South Wales and extends along the coast of the state from Woy Woy to Laurieton and inland to Merriwa and Murrurundi.

The diocese was founded from the Diocese of Australia by letters patent of 25 June 1847.[1] The cathedral church of the diocese is Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle.

On 24 September 2013 Greg Thompson, Bishop of the Northern Territory, was elected as the bishop of the diocese. He was installed at Christ Church Cathedral on 2 February 2014. The assistant bishop is Peter Stuart.[2]

See also[edit]

List of Bishops of Newcastle


  1. ^ Supplement to the New South Wales government gazette, 31 December 1847 (Accessed 21 December 2015)
  2. ^ Anglican Communion website

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Coordinates: 32°30′S 151°30′E / 32.5°S 151.5°E / -32.5; 151.5