Bishop Chris McLeod is of Gurindji descent and has been involved in ministry among and beside Aboriginal people in Anglican orders for more than 20 years.
In his role as Assistant Bishop with special responsibility for Aboriginal people, Bishop Chris is responsible for developing and overseeing ministry among Aboriginal people. Listening to and engaging people from all corners of the Anglican community is a priority for Bishop Chris McLeod.
In a recent interview about his role, Bishop Chris said:
“Walking alongside Aboriginal people, listening to their stories, listening to their dreams, their struggles, that’s the starting place. The aspiration I think we have for the future is to improve the connection of Aboriginal people with the Anglican Church in South Australia. Assist those who have been Anglican to reconnect with their Anglican roots, those who are already attending church, giving them some support and encouragement.
I think it’s also about helping people who are Aboriginal, think about spirituality in their lives and their own stories, and where the Christian faith might fit into that as well. And one of our aspirations is that we would like to see an Indigenous expression of the Anglican Church flourish within the Diocese and South Australia, so given time, we’ll be able to identify some key leaders who will help grow the Aboriginal expression of the Anglican faith.”