Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory

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Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin

The Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory covers Australia's Northern Territory and is part of the Province of Queensland in the Anglican Church of Australia.

The first bishop of Australia's newest diocese was consecrated in 1968. The cathedral church of the diocese is Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin. The fifth bishop, Greg Thompson, resigned to become the Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales. In June 2014 the diocese announced the appointment of Greg Anderson as the sixth bishop.[1]

The Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin is The Very Reverend Dr Keith Joseph.


Christ Church in Darwin became a cathedral when the Northern Territory diocese was created in 1968 out of the larger Diocese of Carpentaria. The building was almost totally destroyed by Cyclone Tracy in 1974.[2]

The present cathedral was completed in 1977 on the site of the previous building, incorporating the surviving porch of the old church. The porch had been constructed in 1944 by the Australian Navy. The back wall of the new octagonal building was formed from reclaimed stone from the old church. Many of the treasures of the original building were recovered and repaired.[2]

List of deans[edit]

  • Source: Cathedral website[2]
  • 2013–present: Keith Joseph
  • 2007–2013: Jeremy Greaves
  • 2003–2007: Michael Nixon
  • 1998–2000: Dennis Vanderwolf
  • 1992–1997: Michael Chiplin
  • 1983–1992: Murray Johnson
  • 1968–1983: Clyde Wood (afterwards Bishop of the Northern Territory, 1983)

List of bishops[edit]


  1. ^ "The bishop". Anglican Church Northern Territory. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin - Our History". Retrieved 2012-12-28.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°0′S 133°0′E / 20.000°S 133.000°E / -20.000; 133.000