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The Right Reverend Dr Brian Farran

12th Bishop of Newcastle

Born: 1944

Education: Bishop Brian Farran is a graduate of the Australian National University (Bachelor of Arts 1968) and Deakin University (Bachelor of Letters (Hons) 1992).

He studied theology at St John’s College Morpeth and was awarded a Licentiate in Theology (Hons) from the Australian College of Theology in 1965.

In April 2005 Bishop Farran was awarded the degree of Doctor of Ministry Studies from Melbourne College of Divinity for his thesis Becoming Ministering Communities – the narrative of the development of a new model of church for the rural and remote regions of the Diocese of Perth, Western Australia.

Ministry: Bishop Farran has served the Anglican Church of Australia in the Dioceses of the Riverina, Canberra & Goulburn, Rockhampton and Perth.

In March 2005 he was elected the twelfth Bishop of Newcastle and was enthroned on June 24, 2005.

Consecrated a bishop in 1992, Bishop Farran has served as Bishop of the Goldfields (1992-1998) and Bishop of the Northern Region (1998-2005) within the Diocese of Perth.

He has also served as Dean of Rockhampton and Regional Director for the Australian Board of Missions in Victoria.

Committees and Memberships: Bishop Farran is a member of the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.

In Perth he was the Chairman of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, and a Fellow of the Guildford Grammar School Council.

Publications:

2000 - Discerning Leadership for a Ministering Community

1994 - A New Vision for our Church: Becoming Ministering Communities

Family: Bishop Farran is married to Robin, a registered nurse, and they have three adult children.

Interests: Cinema, reading, music, walking and football.

View some of his writings here.

 

Bishops of Newcastle

William Tyrrell,D.D., 1847-1879

Josiah Brown Pearson,LL.D.,D.D., 1880-1889

George Henry Stanton,D.D., 1890-1905

John Francis Stretch,D.D., 1906-1919

Reginald Stephen,D.D., 1919-1928

George Merrick Long,C.B.E., D.D.,LL.D.,V.D., 1928-1930

Francis de Witt Batty,M.A.,Th.Soc., 1931-1958

James Alan George Housden,B.A.,Th.D., 1958-1972

Ian Wotton Allnutt Shevill,A.O.,M.A.,Th.D., 1973-1977

Alfred Charles Holland,B.A.,Dip.Th., 1978-1992

Roger Adrian Herft, B.D., B.TH., 1993-2005

Brian George Farran, B.A., B.Litt, B.Th.L., DMinStuds. 2005-2012

 

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