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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

  • Youth and Children’s Minister - St James Holt

    St James Holt, ACT is seeking the person God is calling to join our vibrant and growing ministry team in the role of Youth and Children’s Minister. We have a small band of passionate volunteers and we need a someone with the talent and experience to lead and coordinate this ministry. The position is initially part time for 10 hours per week.


    For more information and a position description please contact Rev Judy Douglas m.0427787115. e. judy@stjames-holt.org.au
    (posted 27 Sept)

  • Anglicare positions

    Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:


    Homelessness Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) Facilitator, Wagga Wagga, Full-time, Fixed Term (closing 7 Oct)

    TEAM LEADER Calwell Early Childhood Centre (closing 14 Oct)

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