Assistant bishops in the Diocese of Sydney
The assistant bishops of Sydney are the assistant bishops in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australia. They each assist the Archbishop of Sydney by maintaining delegated episcopal oversight over a particular geographical area.
Prior to the formation of the current "regions" arrangement in around 1967, the archbishop was assisted by a number of coadjutor bishops with no particular geographical area (nor expectation to succeed to the diocesan see). The first regional see created was that of Parramatta, whose first assistant bishop was consecrated in 1967. In 1969, the first Bishop of Wollongong was consecrated. The Southern (aka South Sydney) and North regions followed in 1972 and 1975 respectively. In 1993, the fifth regional see, Georges Island, was created.
Coadjutor bishops of Sydney
|Bishops coadjutor of Sydney|
|1926||1932||Gerard D'Arcy-Irvine||Died in office.|
|1932||1935||Sydney Kirkby||Died in office.|
|1935||1961||Venn Pilcher||Died in office.|
|1940||1960||William Hilliard||Translated from Nelson; died in office.|
|1956||1965||Clive Kerle||Translated to Armidale.|
|1958||1966||Marcus Loane||Became Archbishop of Sydney.|
|1960||1964||Goodwin Hudson||Returned to the United Kingdom.|
|1965||1975||Frank Hulme-Moir||Translated from Nelson.|
|1965||1982||Jack Dain, assistant bishop|
Bishops of the Western Region
The Western Region of the diocese, formed in 1967, is based in Parramatta – hence previous bishops have been more commonly known as the Bishop of Parramatta (until around 1993). St John's Pro-Cathedral, Parramatta, is the oldest site of continual Christian worship in Australia.
|Bishops of Parramatta|
|1967||1972||Gordon Begbie||Died in office.|
|1973||1982||Donald Robinson||Became Archbishop of Sydney.|
|1989||1993||Peter Watson||Translated to the Southern region and later to Melbourne.|
|Bishops of the Western Region|
|1993||2002||Brian King||Also Bishop to the Armed Forces.|
Bishops of Wollongong
The Wollongong Region, created around 1969, covers the Sutherland Shire, Wollongong, Kiama, Shoalhaven, the Southern Highlands, Camden and Campbelltown. St Michael's Pro-Cathedral, Wollongong lies with the diocese.
|Bishops of Wollongong|
|1969||1974||Graham Delbridge||Translated to Gippsland.|
|1982||1993||Harry Goodhew||Became Archbishop of Sydney.|
Bishops of the Southern Region
The Southern Region extends from the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the east to Strathfield and Concord in the west and from the southern shore of Port Jackson 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.
|Bishops of the Southern Region|
|1993||2000||Peter Watson||Translated from Parramatta; translated to Melbourne.|
Bishops of the North Region
|Bishops of the North Region|
|2002||2013||Glenn Davies||Elected Archbishop of Sydney.|
Bishops of Georges River
The Georges River Region covers the south-western areas of Sydney, stretching from Marrickville to Liverpool and the areas of Bankstown and Fairfield. The bishop is sometimes referred to as the "Bishop of Liverpool" (although that title is less convenient due to the existence of an Anglican Bishop of Liverpool in England).
|Bishops of Georges River|
|2001||2009||Peter Tasker||Acting Bishop of Georges River, 2013–2014|
|2015||Peter Lin||Rector of Fairfield with Bossley Park|
- Sydney Anglicans – Tasker back in Georges River (Accessed 28 August 2013)