John Matthews (bishop)

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Seering John Matthews OBE[1] was the fifth Bishop of Carpentaria.[2]

He was born on 26 March 1900, educated at St John's College, Auckland and Moore Theological College [3] and ordained in 1926.[4] After a curacy at Christ Church, Sydney[5] he was Priest in charge at St Mary’s Fitzroy, Melbourne then Vicar of St James’, Calcutta. From 1938 to 1942 he was Principal of the Bishop Westcott Boys' School in Namkum then a Royal Air Force Chaplain.[6] After World War II he was Vicar of St Bartholomew’s, Ipswich then Archdeacon of Rockhampton[7] before his ordination to the episcopate.[8] He died in 1978.[9]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Wilfrid John Hudson
Bishop of Carpentaria
Succeeded by
Ernest Eric Hawkey