List of Anglican bishops of Sydney

List of Anglican bishops of Sydney

This is a list of Anglican bishops and archbishops of the Diocese of Sydney and its predecessor the Diocese of Australia.

From 1788 to 1836 the Colony of New South Wales was part of the Diocese of Calcutta. In 1836, the first Bishop of Australia was enthroned and the Diocese of Australia formed. Between 1845 and 1849 various parts of the Diocese of Australia were spun off into their own dioceses and remainder became the Diocese of Sydney. The Diocese of Sydney has been led by an Archbishop since 1897.

The Archbishop of Sydney is currently assisted by five regional or suffragan bishops.

Bishop of Australia (1836--1849)

# William Grant Broughton 1836--1849

Bishops of Sydney

# John Bede Polding
# William Grant Broughton 1849--1853 (also Metropolitan of Australasia 1847--1853)
# Frederic Barker 1854--1882 (Metropolitan of Australia and Primate from 1872)
# Alfred Barry 1884--1889 (Primate)
# William Saumarez Smith 1890--1897

Archbishops of Sydney

# William Saumarez Smith 1897--1909 (Primate from 1897)
# John Charles Wright 1909--1933 (Primate from 1910)
# Howard West Kilvinton Mowll 1934--1958 (Primate from 1947)
# Hugh Rowlands Gough 1959--1966 (Primate from 1959)
# Marcus Lawrence Loane KBE 1966--1982 (First Australian Born Archbishop. Primate from 1978)
# Donald William Bradley Robinson 1982--1993
# Richard Henry (Harry) Goodhew 1993--2001
# Peter Frederick Jensen 2001--

Assistant or suffragan bishops

Before the formation of the 'regions', the Archbishop was assisted by a number of bishops.

*Gerald Addington Darcy-Irvine 1926--1932
*Sydney James Kirkby 1932--1935
*Charles Venn Pilcher 1935--1961
*William George Hilliard 1940--1960 (formerly Bishop of Nelson New Zealand 1934-1940)
*Ronald Clive Kerle 1956--1965 (then Bishop of Armidale till 1976)
*Arthur William Godwin Hunter 1960--1964
*Francis Oag Hulme_Moir 1965--1975 (formerly Bishop of Nelson New Zealand 1954-1965)
*Arthur Jack Dain 1967--1974

Bishops of the North Region of the Diocese of Sydney

The Northern Region of Sydney covers from the Harbour to the Hawkesbury and from Pennant Hills to Palm Beach.

#Ewen Donald Cameron 1975--1990
#Paul Barnett 1990--2001
#Glenn Davies 2002--

Bishops of the Western Region of the Diocese of Sydney

The region Western Sydney is based in Parramatta. The bishop was formerly known as the Bishop in Parramatta, The Pro-cathedral St John’s Parramatta is the site of the oldest continual Christian worship in Australia. This was the first 'region' within Sydney Diocese.

#Herbert Gordon Smirnoff Begbie 1969--1973
#Donald William Bradley Robinson 1973--1982 (thereafter Archbishop)
#Peter Watson 1989--1993
#Brian King 1993--2002
#Ivan Yin Lee 2003--

Bishops of the Southern Region of the Diocese of Sydney

From the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the east to Strathfield and Concord in the west, from the southern shore of Sydney Harbour across to the northern parts of Botany Bay, the South Sydney Region covers the oldest, most diverse and still changing portion of Sydney. The Bishop is often referred to as the Bishop of South Sydney.

#John Robert Reid 1972--1993
#Peter Watson 1993--2000 (then Archbishop of Melbourne)
#Robert Forsyth 2000--

Bishops of the Georges River Region of the Diocese of Sydney

The Georges River region covers the south-western areas of Sydney stretching from Marrickville to Liverpool and taking in the areas of Bankstown and Fairfield. The Bishop is sometimes referred to as the Bishop of Liverpool.

#Ray Smith 1993--2001
#Peter Tasker 2001--

Bishops of the Wollongong Region of the Diocese of Sydney

The Wollongong Region covers the Sutherland Shire, Wollongong, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Camden and Campbelltown.

#Graham Richard Delbridge 1969--1975 (then Bishop of Gippsland Victoria)
#Kenneth Herbert Short 1975--1982
#Harry Goodhew 1982--1993 (then Archbishop of Sydney)
#Reg Piper 1993--2007
#Alan Stewart 2007--


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