Licensed Clergy

Anglican Church of Australia Directory 2020-2021

Information on licensed clergy in the Anglican Church of Australia is published in The Anglican Church of Australia Directory. The national directory has been developed by Broughton Publishing and includes information on clergy, parishes, organisations and dioceses.

 

 


Depositions, prohibitions and relinquishments

A person may be ordained to the order of bishop, priest or deacon. These are known as Holy Orders.

  • Deposition is removing a person’s right to minister in all the Holy Orders they were ordained in.
  • Prohibition is removing the right to minister in one or more orders.
  • Relinquishment is voluntarily giving up the right to minister in one or more orders.

Depositions, prohibitions and relinquishments are given effect by a bishop executing an instrument of deposition, prohibition or relinquishment.

Under section 8(3) of the Holy Orders (Removal from Exercise of Ministry) Canon 2017 the information in a notice of an executed instrument must be made available to the public.

Depositions

Notice date Name Notice given by Information
8 May 2018 Bruce William Shaw SSF The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle Criminal conviction for child sexual abuse
8 May 2018 Lindsay Thomas McLoughlin The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle Criminal conviction for child sexual abuse
8 May 2018 Andrew Dermot Hanlon The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle Unfitness to remain in ministry
10 October 2018 Honorio De Jesus Hincapie The Most Rev’d Dr Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane Recommendation from the Diocese of Brisbane Professional Standards Board following allegations about his time in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
4 December 2018 David John Battrick The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle Disgraceful conduct
4 July 2019 David Mabior Lual The Rt Rev’d Dr Bradly Billings, Vicar General, Diocese of Melbourne Criminal conviction
17 December 2019 Philip John Warwick Murphy The Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne Criminal conviction for transmitting child pornography material using a carriage service
26 March 2020 Douglas John Stevens The Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne Recommendation from the Diocese of Melbourne Review Board relating to criminal convictions for indecent assault and gross indecency on a person under 16 years
24 July 2020 Brian Gibson Champness The Rt Rev’d Dr Mark Short, Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn Pled guilty to use of a carriage service to transmit indecent communications to a person under 16 years
5 March 2021 Douglas Vaughn Morrison-Cleary The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle Scandalous conduct
12 March 2021 Graeme Lindsay Gaul The Rt Rev’d Mark Calder, Bishop of Bathurst Recommendation of the diocesan Disciplinary Tribunal relating to child physical abuse

 

Prohibitions

No advice of prohibitions has been received since the Holy Orders (Removal from Exercise of Ministry) Canon 2017 came into effect.

Relinquishments

Notice date Name Notice given by Information
16 August 2018 Thomas Robert Frame The Most Rev’d Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney Relinquishment of Holy Order of bishop
17 December 2019 Deborah Joyce The Most Rev’d Kay Goldsworthy AO, Archbishop of Perth At the conclusion of her last clerical appointment, Deborah Joyce made a personal decision that she no could no longer hold to the oaths taken at ordination
24 September 2020 Daniel John Morris The Rt Rev’d Richard Lewers, Bishop of Armidale Relinquishment of the orders of priest and deacon
6 July 2021 Daniel Abraham The Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne Voluntary relinquishment of Holy Orders
6 July 2021 Philip Bewley The Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne Voluntary relinquishment of Holy Orders
26 August 2021 Philip Traynor Griffin The Most Rev’d Kanishka Raffel, Archbishop of Sydney Relinquishment of the orders of priest and deacon
10 November 2021 Collin Gregory Acton The Rt Rev’d Dr Mark Short, Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn  Relinquishment of Holy Orders of priest and deacon