Greg Thompson (bishop)

Gregory Edwin "Greg" Thompson (born 1956) is an Australian Anglican bishop.[1] He became the 13th Bishop of Newcastle on 2 February 2014.[2] Previously he was the Bishop of the Northern Territory.[3]

Thompson was educated at the University of Newcastle[4] and Ridley College and ordained in 1986.[5] In 1988 he became Parish Priest of Darwin in the Northern Territory where he stayed until 1994. He then he became the NSW State Secretary of the Bush Church Aid Society. In 1999 he became Rector of St John’s Darlinghurst;[6] and in 2004 of St John’s Canberra, his last post before his ordination to the episcopate on 31 May 2007 at Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin.[7][8]

See also


  1. "Second Hour: Greg Thompson". ABC. 15 July 2007.
  2. Rigney, Sam (2 February 2014). "New Anglican bishop promises justice, compassion". Newcastle Herald.
  3. "Provincial Directory: Northern Territory, The". Anglican Communion. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012.
  4. Gregory, Helen (15 October 2013). "Anglican bishop keen to build community". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  5. "Clerical Directory". Archived from the original on 8 October 2009.
  6. Parish website
  7. "Ordination of Bishop Greg Thompson". The Mendicant Mind and Body. WordPress. 1 June 2007.
  8. Christchurch Cathedral website
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Philip Freier
Bishop of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Greg Anderson
Preceded by
Brian Farran
Bishop of Newcastle
Succeeded by

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