Anglican Archbishop of Sydney
From 1825 to 1836 the colony of New South Wales was part of the Diocese of Calcutta. In 1836, the Diocese of Australia was formed and the first Bishop of Australia enthroned. By letters patent of 25 June 1847, the Diocese of Australia was split into their four dioceses, one of which being the Diocese of Sydney and its bishop the Bishop of Sydney. The Diocese of Sydney has been led by an archbishop since 1897. Since the first creation of another province within Australia in 1905, the archbishop has also been ex officio metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales.
The Archbishop of Sydney is currently assisted by five regional assistant bishops.
List of Bishops and Archbishops of Sydney
|Bishops of Sydney|
|1847||1853||William Broughton||Previously diocesan Bishop of Australia;[N 1] also Primate of Australia since 1847; died in office.|
|1854||1882||Frederic Barker||Also ex officio Primate of Australia; died in office|
|1884||1889||Alfred Barry||Also ex officio Primate of Australia.|
|1890||1897||Saumarez Smith||Also ex officio Primate of Australia; became Archbishop of Sydney in 1897.|
|Archbishops of Sydney|
|1897||1909||Saumarez Smith||Also ex officio Primate of Australia; previously Bishop of Sydney since 1890; died in office.|
|1909||1933||John Wright||Elected Primate of Australia in 1910; died in office.|
|1933||1958||Howard Mowll||Translated from Eastern Szechwan; elected Primate of Australia in 1947; died in office.|
|1959||1966||Hugh Gough||Translated from Barking; elected Primate of Australia in 1959.|
|1966||1982||Marcus Loane||Previously coadjutor bishop of Sydney; elected Primate of Australia in 1978; knighted in 1976.|
|1982||1993||Donald Robinson||Translated from Parramatta.|
|1993||2001||Harry Goodhew||Translated from Wollongong.|
|2001||2013||Peter Jensen||Previously Principal of Moore Theological College|
|2013||present||Glenn Davies||Inaugurated 23 August 2013. Previously assistant Bishop of North Sydney.|
- In the Province of Calcutta.
- Supplement to the New South Wales government gazette, 31 December 1847 (Accessed 21 December 2015)
- "New Anglican Archbishop of Sydney chosen", The Age (Melbourne), 6 August 2013.
- "Sydney Anglicans have a new Archbishop", Sydney Anglicans website, 6 August 2013.