John Noble (bishop)

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John Ashley Noble (born 30 March 1944) is a retired Australian Anglican bishop.

Noble was educated at St Francis Theological College, Brisbane and the University of Queensland.[1] He was ordained in 1968[2] and combined a career as a teacher with a ministry as a school chaplain until 1982. He then held incumbencies at St John’s Dalby[3] and St Barnabas’ Sunnybank.[4] From 1989 to 1993 he was a lecturer at St Francis' Theological College and then an assistant bishop[5] of the northern region of the Diocese of Brisbane. He became Bishop of North Queensland in 2002, a position he held until 2007.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ Photo of church Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Anglican Archives Archived 2013-04-10 at the Wayback Machine.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Clyde Maurice Wood
Bishop of North Queensland
2002 –2007
Succeeded by
William James Ray