Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (Australia)

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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]

The Bishop of Newcastle is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Newcastle in the Anglican Church of Australia. The diocese is centred in Newcastle, New South Wales. The current Bishop of Newcastle is Greg Thompson.


Bishops of Newcastle (Australia)
From Until Incumbent Notes
1847 1879 William Tyrrell
1880 1889 Josiah Brown Pearson
1890 1905 George Henry Stanton Translated from North Queensland
1906 1919 John Francis Stretch Previously Dean of Ballarat and Dean of Newcastle
1919 1928 Reginald Stephen Translated from Tasmania
1928 1930 George Merrick Long Translated from Bathurst
1931 1958 Francis de Witt Batty Previously Dean of Brisbane
1958 1972 James Alan George Housden Translated from Rockhampton
1973 1977 Ian Wotton Allnutt Shevill Translated from North Queensland
1978 1992 Alfred Charles Holland
1993 2005 Roger Herft Translated from Waikato and Taranaki. Became Archbishop of Perth in 2005.
2005 2012 Brian Farran Previously an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Perth
2013 2017 Greg Thompson Translated from Diocese of the Northern Territory

See also[edit]


  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