Joseph Grech

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The Most Reverend
Joseph Angelo Grech
Bishop of Sandhurst
Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Sandhurst
Appointed 8 March 2001
In office 2001-2010
Predecessor Noel Desmond Daly
Successor Les Tomlinson
Ordination 30 November 1974
by Joseph Mercieca
Consecration 10 February 1999
by George Pell
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born (1948-12-10)December 10, 1948
Balzan Malta
Died December 28, 2010(2010-12-28) (aged 62)
Melbourne Australia
Nationality Maltese
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (1998-2001)

Joseph Angelo Grech (10 December 1948 – 28 December 2010[1][2]) was a Roman Catholic bishop in Australia.

Grech was born in Balzan, Malta on 10 December 1948. After studies in the local schools, he moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he continued his studies. He was ordained a priest on 30 November 1974 in his home town, before returning to Melbourne to take up parish duties. He became an auxiliary bishop of the Melbourne archdiocese in 1998.

On 8 March 2001, he was appointed the Bishop of Sandhurst, based in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo. He was installed on 27 April and served in that position until his death from a blood disorder on 28 December 2010.[3]


  1. ^ "Sandhurst bishop dies", The Age, 29 December 2010
  2. ^ "Most Reverend Joseph Angelo Grech DD"[permanent dead link], Diocese of Sandhurst death notice, The Herald Sun, 29 December 2010
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Noel Desmond Daly
6th Catholic Bishop of Sandhurst
Succeeded by
Les Tomlinson