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New Archbishop for Adelaide

January 3rd, 2017

The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide has elected a new Archbishop, Bishop Geoffrey Smith.

Bishop Smith is the current Assistant Bishop/General Manager and Registrar of the Diocese of Brisbane, Queensland.

His previous appointments include Rector of Taraka, Papua New Guinea, First Vicar of the Parochial District of Sawtell-Bonville, National Director Anglicare Board of Mission – Australia, and Bishop of the Southern Region, Diocese of Brisbane.

Bishop Smith succeeds Archbishop Jeffrey Driver, a former Bishop of Gippsland (2001-2005), who retired in August after 11 years as Archbishop of Adelaide. Bishop Smith’s appointment to the role was made during a special Election Synod (gathering of around 260 clergy and lay representatives from each Anglican Parish in Adelaide) to elect a new Archbishop. The Election Synod was held in the Memorial Hall at St Peter’s College on Saturday December 3.

The Archbishop-elect will be installed on Friday, 28 April 2017 in St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide at 7pm.