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Our Bishops

The Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn has 4 Bishops, as our Diocesan Bishop has three assistant bishops with varied responsibilities.

Bishop Stuart Robinson (personal page)

Bishop Stuart RobinsonThe Right Rev'd Stuart Robinson was installed as Diocesan Bishop at St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn on Saturday, January 31 2009.

Priested in 1987 he spent nearly a decade ministering in Sydney's West before serving in the Diocese of Europe (Belgium) from 1998 to 2001.

He is passionate missioner and church planter, establishing a number of churches in Sydney. He was Acting CEO of Evangelism Ministries from 2001 to 2004 and National Mission Facilitator for the Anglican Church of Australia from 2005 to 2009.    

Bishop Stuart has written two books, "Mission Action Planning" (2004) and "Starting Mission-Shaped Churches: Australia" (2007).

He is married to Jane, a Special Education consultant and they have four adult children.

Bishop Trevor Edwards

Bishop Trevor EdwardsThe Right Rev'd Trevor Edwards is Vicar General and Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. He also has responsibilities for western and coastal parishes.

He was consecrated bishop at St Saviour's Cathedral Goulburn in 2004.

He was priested in Sydney in 1978, where he held numerous parish appointments and was Archdeacon of South Sydney from 1996 to 2003 and Archdeacon for Ordination from 2000 to 2003.

Bishop Stephen Pickard

Bishop Stephen PickardIn 2013, the Right Rev'd Dr Stephen Pickard was appointed as the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

Dr Pickard was consecrated Bishop in Adelaide in 2007. He has held a host of senior positions in the Anglican Church. He was previously assistant bishop in the Diocese of Adelaide and during that time was Chair of Anglicare South Australia and Acting Principal, St Barnabas Theological College.

From 1998 to 2006 he was Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre and Head of the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.

Bishop Matt Brain

Dr Matt Brain was consecrated as Bishop in June 2015. He is responsibility for Ministry Training and Development in the diocese which helps people to grow in ministry and shares resources for local use.

 A physiotherapist by background, Dr Brain trained for ministry in Perth and was ordained in 2003. He served as a priest in the Diocese of North West Australia as the Diocesan youth minister and in the parish of Kalbarri.

Dr Brain moved to the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn in 2010 to become Director of Synergy Youth and Children. He is a lecturer at St Mark’s National Theological College and was Director of Parish Support, Chaplaincy and Mission.

Latest Positions Vacant

  • Anglicare positions

    Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:

    EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT WORKER – CASUAL Anglicare at Southern Cross ECS (closes Friday 24 June)

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / EDUCATIONAL LEADER Calwell Early Childhood Centre (closes 29 June)

  • SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY POSITION

    SC ACT is an interdenominational organisation and major provider of school chaplains in the ACT. We invite applications for the chaplaincy position at Mt Stromlo High School commencing in Term 3 from July 18th 2016.
    Our Chaplaincy positions are two days per week.
    Applicants need to demonstrate their suitability to provide support & care to young people and be able to work professionally as part of the school staff team.
    Minimum Qualifications of a Cert. IV in Youth Work or equivalent are required with a commitment to complete the Diploma while in the role. Training & experience in youth work, pastoral care &/or teaching desirable.
    Chaplains are required to network, build teams, demonstrate initiative and creativity plus engage in building links between the community and local schools to meet the needs of students and their families.

    For more information contact Di Priest:
    Email: diannep@scact.org.au
    Mobile: 0407 118 387
    Apply online at:
    apply.su-chaplain.com
    Applications Close:
    Friday 24th June 2016

  • The Riverina Anglican College - Principal (Wagga Wagga)

    The Board of The Riverina Anglican College acknowledges the committed and
    outstanding service of Dr Ian Grant, our Foundation Principal of the College who
    will retire at the end of 2016.
    The Board now invites applications for the position of Principal to commence
    duties at the beginning of 2017.
    The school is a co-educational day high school in Wagga Wagga with some 645
    enrolments and 55 academic staff. The school is committed to academic
    excellence and growth in Christian values.
    The Principal will be a person of faith and character. They will possess
    outstanding leadership, education/teaching, communication and public relations
    skills, including the capacity to relate appropriately to parents, students and staff
    from a variety of backgrounds.
    An application booklet is available from the College’s website:
    www.trac.nsw.edu.au or by contacting the College directly on (02) 6933 1811.
    Confidential enquiries can be directed to the Board Chair, Andrew Bowcher on
    Telephone: (02) 6921 9055 Mobile: 0407 997 258 andrew.bowcher@rsm.com.au
    Applications close Friday, 8 July, 2016

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