Geoffrey Sambell

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Geoffrey Tremayne Sambell CMG (28 October 1914 – 19 December 1980[1]) was an Australian Anglican bishop.

Sambell was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. He was ordained in 1940.[2] He began his ordained ministry as an army chaplain,[3] after which he was director of the Melbourne Diocesan Centre[4] and Archdeacon of Essendon.[5] He was Bishop Coadjutor of Diocese from 1962 to 1969 when he was elected Archbishop of Perth[6] and Metropolitan of Western Australia,[7] posts he held to his death.


  1. ^ The Times, 27 December 1980; pg. 14; Issue 60808; col F Obituary The Most Rev G. T. Sambell
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ ADB
  4. ^ Victoria Government Gazette
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  6. ^ Perth Anglican Archived 2007-08-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Centre for WA history
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Appleton
Archbishops of Perth
1969 –1980
Succeeded by
Peter Carnley