Geoffrey Bingham

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The Reverend
Geoffrey Bingham
Born (1919-01-06)6 January 1919
Goulburn, New South Wales
Died 3 June 2009(2009-06-03) (aged 90)
Alma mater Moore Theological College
Occupation Cleric
Spouse(s) Laurel (née Chapman)
Parent(s) Horace Bingham and Eileen (née Dowling)
Awards Military Medal

Geoffrey Cyril Bingham, AM, MM (6 January 1919 – 3 June 2009) was an Australian author and cleric in the Anglican Church of Australia.[1]

Geoffrey Bingham was born in Goulburn, New South Wales.

He was awarded the Military Medal for service in Singapore before its fall in World War II, after which he was a prisoner of war at Changi Prison. His citation for the Member of the Order of Australia (2005) was "for service to the community through Christian ministry, encouraging cross-cultural theological education and as an author".[2]

He trained at Moore Theological College, ministered at the Garrison Church in Sydney and then served as a missionary under the aegis of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Pakistan from 1957 to 1967, where he was founding principal of the Pakistan Bible Training Institute in Hyderabad, Pakistan. He was also one of the founding members of the Austral-Asian Christian Church (AACC).

From 1967 to 1973 he was principal of the Bible College of South Australia (then the Adelaide Bible Institute) after which he formed New Creation Publications (later New Creation Teaching Ministry).


  1. ^ "His ministry was wider than one church: Geoffrey Bingham 1919-2009", Sydney Morning Herald, p. 18.
  2. ^ The Advertiser,26 January 2005, p. 10.

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