John Lewis (Bishop of North Queensland)

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John Lewis
Bishop of North Queensland
Diocese Diocese of North Queensland
Installed 1971 (1971)
Term ended 1996 (1996)
Predecessor Ian Shevill
Successor Clyde Wood
Ordination 1951
Consecration 1971
Personal details
Birth name Hurtle John Lewis
Born (1926-01-02)2 January 1926
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died 22 December 2015(2015-12-22) (aged 89)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Military career
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch Royal Australian Navy
Unit HMAS Ararat[1]

Hurtle John Lewis AM[2] (2 January 1926 – 22 December 2015)[3] was an Australian Anglican bishop.

Lewis was born in Adelaide,[4] the son[5] of a kangaroo shooter.[6] He was educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of London.[7] After World War II service with the Royal Australian Navy he was ordained in 1951.[8] He then held various positions in the Society of the Sacred Mission until he became Bishop of North Queensland in 1971,[9] a position he held until 1996.

Lewis died on 22 December 2015 in Adelaide.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Rev. John LEWIS Obituary". The West Australian. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald
  3. ^ "Bishop Bill's Bulletin". Diocese of North Queensland. 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ The Quiet Australians
  5. ^ Brief biography of Father Archived 2009-11-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ AIF project Archived 2009-11-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  9. ^ Anglican Archives Archived 2010-05-25 at the Wayback Machine.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Ian Wotton Allnutt Shevill
Bishop of North Queensland
1971 –1996
Succeeded by
Clyde Maurice Wood