Felix Arnott

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Felix Raymond Arnott CMG, Th.D., M.A., B.A.[1][2] (1911-88) was the sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 8 March 1911 and educated at Ipswich School and Keble College, Oxford.[4]


Ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1934, his first post was a curacy in the parish of All Saints and St Mary, Elland.[5] After which, he was chaplain to the Bishop of Wakefield, then Warden of St John’s College, Brisbane. From 1946 to 1963, he held a similar post at St. Paul's College, Sydney, where he was also a lecturer in ecclesiastical history at the University of Sydney. In 1963, he became coadjutor Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. In 1970, he became Archbishop of Brisbane and Metropolitan of Queensland, posts he held for a decade.

He died on 27 July 1988.


Religious titles
Preceded by
Philip Strong
Archbishop of Brisbane
Succeeded by
John Grindrod