Farran was educated at the Australian National University and St John's College Morpeth, New South Wales. Ordained in 1968 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. He is married to Robin Farran. He retired on 15 December 2012.
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