Donald Robinson (bishop)

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Donald William Bradley Robinson AO TD (born 9 November 1922) was the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney from 1982 to 1992.[1]

Robinson was born in Sydney on 9 November 1922, the son of an archdeacon. His first year of secondary school studies was at North Sydney Boys High School.[2] He was then educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School, the University of Sydney[3] and Queens' College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1950 and began his ministry with curacies at St Matthew’s, Manly[4] and St Philip's Church, Sydney.[5] He was then a lecturer at Moore College[6] and later at Sydney University until 1973 when he became the Bishop of Parramatta. Nine years later he was elected as Archbishop of Sydney and the Metropolitan of New South Wales.

Michael Jensen argues that Robinson's work "has been crucial for shaping how Sydney Anglicans think about and preach from the Bible."[7]


  1. ^ NLA
  2. ^ 1955 Societas Magazine of Moore Theological College contains a biography of Donald William Bradley Robinson. p. 17 states: "Leaving Chatswood School, he commenced his secondary education at North Sydney Boys' High School. It was here that Donald started Greek - this was to prove most valuable in the years to come. .... The next year found D.W.B. at Sydney Church of England Grammar School, entering on the Archbishop's Scholarship for Clergy sons."
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ St Matthew's Manly website
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  6. ^ Dictionary of Sydney
  7. ^ Jensen, Michael P. (2012). Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology. Wipf and Stock. p. 30. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Marcus Loane
Archbishop of Sydney
Succeeded by
Harry Goodhew