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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:
    Supported Playgroup Assistant Indigenous Specific Role Temporary Part-Time (10 hrs per week) (closes 31 May)

    Maintenance Supervisor - Wollondilly Gardens, Full-time (closes Monday 6 June)

  • St Mark's National Theological Centre - Finance Manager

    An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Finance Manager at St Mark's National Theological Centre. St Mark's is part of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

    St Mark's delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (in theology, ministry, pastoral counselling and aged pastoral care) in the higher education provision (HEP) sector through its partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU). Vocational and Educational Training (VET) sector awards (in counselling, professional supervision and formation for Anglican ministry) are also delivered via St Mark's own Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    The Centre seeks an experienced manager to oversee all financial operations, and to assist in business development. The appointee to this full-time position will work closely with St Mark’s Director to take carriage of accounting and compliance responsibilities in three broad areas: St Mark's general accounting; CSU liaison and School of Theology financial administration; and RTO financial and other reporting to government. They will manage a small accounts team at St Mark’s.

    St Mark's is a not-for-profit entity, comprising a small community of faculty and general staff who seek to constructively engage Australians with God. The successful applicant will be a faithful Christian, and will demonstrate evidence of commitment to the vision, ethos and aims of St Mark's.

    Selection Criteria

    The appointee should possess the following:

    relevant qualifications in accounting and business management;

    experience in preparation of monthly profit and loss statements, quarterly account reports and annual financial reports;

    ability to oversee accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and statutory reporting requirements;

    current membership of a professional body (e.g. CPA or CA);

    capacity for analysis and direction of strategic business growth; and

    advanced communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment and to manage a multiplicity of tasks.

    The following will be an advantage:

    familiarity with VET FEE-HELP compliance and RTO operations;

    experience in trust accounting; and

    availability for immediate commencement.

    4 June 2016

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