Douglas Stevens

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Douglas Robert Stevens is an Australian bishop. He was the Bishop of Riverina in the Anglican Church of Australia from 2005 to 2012. He is currently in parish ministry in Brisbane.

Life and career[edit]

Stevens was born in Wollongong, New South Wales. He grew up in Gateshead, Newcastle. He was drawn to the church as a boy and felt called to ordained ministry after high school. After initially studying commerce and working for Fell & Starkey (chartered accountants) he completed a BA in education, classics and philosophy at the University of Newcastle[1] and then studied theology at St John's College, Morpeth.

Ordained in 1979, Stevens had ministry positions in Newcastle, Merriwa, Wingham, Nambucca Heads and Tweed Heads.[2] He completed a master's degree in ecumenical theology at Trinity College, University of Dublin in Ireland in 1985.[1][3]

Bishop of Riverina[edit]

In 2005, Stevens was elected as the Bishop of Riverina.[1][4] He was consecrated as a bishop on 29 November 2005.[5]

Stevens received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Melbourne College of Divinity in 2006.[1][6]

Stevens attended the Lambeth Conference in 2008.[7] He was a member of the Australian Anglican Bishops’ Conference.[8]

Stevens resigned as the Bishop of Riverina on 11 November 2012. He was inducted as rector of the parish of Mt Gravatt in the Diocese of Brisbane on 1 December 2012.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Anglican Directory, Doncaster Heights, Victoria : Angela Grutzner, 2009, p.375.
  2. ^ "Our History" at St Cuthbert's church website Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ "Ninth Bishop of Riverina". Anglican Diocese of Riverina. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting of the Standing Committee of General Synod held at the Chevalier Centre, Kensington, on Sunday 18 & 19 November 2005", p. 3. Found at Anglican Church of Australia website Archived 23 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 8 July 2010.
  6. ^ "It's now Doctor Doug Stevens!" (PDF). The North Coast Anglican. The Anglican Diocese of Grafton. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  7. ^ Matthew Davies, "Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality Initiative 'sets positive tone' for bishops and spouses," 17 July 2008, Episcopal Life Online. Found at Episcopal Church website Archived 24 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 8 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Charge to Synod", Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, p. 23, found at Anglican Diocese of Newcastle website. Accessed 8 July 2010.
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Religious titles
Preceded by
Bruce Clark
Bishop of Riverina
2005 – present
Succeeded by