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John McIntyre (bishop of Gippsland)

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John McIntyre
Bishop of Gippsland
ChurchAnglican Church of Australia
Installed18 February 2006
Term ended6 June 2014
PredecessorJeffrey Driver
SuccessorKay Goldsworthy
Consecration11 February 2006
Personal details
John Charles McIntyre

27 October 1951
Sydney, New South Wales
Died6 June 2014
ResidenceSale, Victoria

John Charles McIntyre (27 October 1951 – 6 June 2014) was an Australian Anglican bishop. He was the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Gippsland in south-east Victoria.[1]

McIntyre was ordained as a bishop on 11 February 2006 and installed as Bishop of Gippsland at St Paul's Cathedral in Sale on 18 February 2006. Prior to this, he was the rector of the South Sydney parish in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney for 15 years.

McIntyre was known to be an "alternative voice" in the Anglican Church of Australia.[2] While working in the Sydney diocese, he often took a stance against the more conservative attitudes of the diocesan authorities there, arguing for the ordination of women[3] and homosexual rights within the church.[4]

Another of McIntyre's missions throughout his ministry was to support the underprivileged, which is what drew him initially to urban ministry and which continued to influence his work as a bishop in the rural Gippsland diocese. In particular, he focused much of his energy on Indigenous Australians and initiated ministries to benefit local Indigenous communities both within his previous community of Redfern and Waterloo and then in Gippsland.



  1. ^ "Gippsland Bishop John McIntyre dies, aged 62". Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ Muston, Anglican Diocese of Gippsland Press Release: The Reverend John McIntyre Elected Bishop of Gippsland
  3. ^ Baird, "Numbers rule as Team Sydney muscles up"
  4. ^ ABC Gippsland, "Bishop defends gay priest appointment"

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Preceded by Bishop of Gippsland
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