Philip Huggins

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Philip James Huggins (born 16 October 1948) is a bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia. He was the ninth Bishop of Grafton.[1]

Huggins was educated at Monash University[2] and ordained in 1977. He began his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Bendigo. After this he was an industrial chaplain in the Diocese of Melbourne and a chaplain at Monash University. In 1988 he was the unsuccessful Labor candidate for the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Berwick.[3] From 1991 he was Vicar of Williamstown and, from 1994, the Archdeacon of Essendon. He was a regional bishop in the Diocese of Perth from 1995 to 1998; the diocesan Bishop of Grafton from 1998 to 2003; and has been a regional bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne since 2004.[4] He is married to Elizabeth Cuming.[5]

He became the secretary of the Australian chapter of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship after the retirement of the Very Reverend David Thawley.[6]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Bruce Allen Schultz
Bishop of Grafton
Succeeded by
Keith Francis Slater