Brian Farran

Brian George Farran (born 15 December 1944) is an Australian retired Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Newcastle in New South Wales.[1]

Farran was educated at the Australian National University and St John's College Morpeth, New South Wales.[2] Ordained in 1968 [3] his first positions were curacies at St Phillip's O’Connor and St Alban’s Griffith. He was then incumbent at the Church of the Epiphany, Lake Cargelligo, St Barnabas' North Rockhampton and St Saviour’s Gladstone. In 1983 he became Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Rockhampton and then an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Perth, serving first the Goldfields Region then the Northern Region. In 2005 he became the diocesan bishop of Newcastle.[4] He is married to Robin Farran. He retired on 15 December 2012.[5]

Related pages


  1. Communion website
  2. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. Angdon
  5. Anglican Communion Directory, March 2000
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Roger Herft
Bishop of Newcastle (Australia)
Succeeded by
Greg Thompson
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