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Anglican Diocese of Adelaide elects new Archbishop

Bishop Geoffrey Smith

The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide has today 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 Anglican Board of Mission – Australia, and Bishop of the Southern Region, Diocese of Brisbane.

Bishop Smith replaces Archbishop Jeffrey Driver, 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 at Memorial Hall at St Peter’s College on Saturday December 3. The Archbishop-elect is likely to be commissioned as Archbishop of Adelaide during the first half of 2017. 

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