Joseph John Booth (26 May 1886 – 30 October 1965) was the 7th Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne.
Booth was educated at the University of Melbourne and ordained as a priest in 1914. His first position was as a chaplain to the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force during World War I. When peace came he became vicar of Fairfield, Victoria and later the Archdeacon of Dandenong before becoming a coadjutor bishop in the Melbourne diocese (with the courtesy title of "Bishop of Geelong") and often deputised for the archbishop, Frederick Waldegrave Head. Booth became the archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne in 1942. Further wartime service with the Allied Invasion Forces provided an unusual start to an episcopate. He retired in 1956.
- ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- ^ The Times, 14 September 1934, p. 11, "New Coadjutor Bishop of Melbourne"
- ^ The Times, 4 May 1935, p. 10, "Bishop of Geelong to deputise for Archbishop of Melbourne"
- ^ The Times, 1 November 1965, p. 12, "Most Rev. J. J. Booth"
- ^ Booth was Deputy Assistant Chaplain-General, Who's Who