Frank Woods (Archbishop of Melbourne)
|The Most Reverend
Sir Frank Woods
|Archbishop of Melbourne|
|Church||Anglican Church of Australia|
|Province||Province of Victoria|
|Diocese||Diocese of Melbourne|
|In office||1958 to 1977|
|Other posts||Anglican Primate of Australia (1971-1977)|
by Cyril Garbett
|Born||6 April 1907|
|Died||29 November 1992(aged 85)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Sir Frank Woods, KBE (6 April 1907 – 29 November 1992) was an English-born Anglican bishop. From 1958 to 1977, he served as Archbishop of Melbourne. He was additionally the Primate of Australia between 1971 and 1977.
Woods was ordained as a priest in 1932, After a curacy at St Mary's Church, Portsea in the Diocese of Portsmouth he became chaplain of his Cambridge alma mater, Trinity College. He then became Vice-Principal of Wells Theological College. During the Second World War he served as a chaplain in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and then, successively, a vicar in Huddersfield (1945–52); Suffragan Bishop of Middleton (1952–57); and, in 1958, Archbishop of Melbourne for over 20 years. From 1971 he was also the Anglican Primate of Australia.
Woods was appointed, on 3 June 1972, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). He used the title of "Sir", as is the established protocol in Australia for knighted clergy. He was also a Chaplain of the Order of St John.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
- “Who was Who 1897-1990", London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- The Times, 19 November 1951; p. 6; "New Bishop Suffragan Of Middleton: Right Rev. F. Woods"
- The Times, 23 August 1957, p. 8; "New Archbishop of Melbourne: Most Rev. F. Woods"
- "It's an Honour: KBE"
- East Melbourne Historical Society, "Archbishop Frank Woods (1907-1992)"
- Archbishop Frank Woods 1907-92 : a tribute compiled by Anglican Media
|Church of England titles|
Edward Worsfold Mowll
|Bishop of Middleton
1952 to 1958
|Anglican Communion titles|
Joseph John Booth
|Archbishop of Melbourne
1958 to 1977
Robert William Dann
Sir Philip Strong
|Primate of Australia
1971 to 1977
Sir Marcus Loane
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