The Venerable Denise Ferguson Named as Adelaide's New Assistant Bishop

From Archbishop Geoff Smith

Following consultation in the Diocese, a process of discernment and with the concurrence of the Diocesan Council I am very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of the Venerable Denise Ferguson as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Adelaide. 

Denise is at present the Rector of East Redland Anglican Parish and Archdeacon of Moreton in the Diocese of Brisbane. Denise is married to Mark and they have an adult daughter. Denise is originally from New Zealand where she ministered in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki and the Diocese of Wellington. Denise is passionate about the mission of God, is an experienced church leader at both the local and Diocesan levels and has a real heart for pastoral ministry. I look forward very much to Denise joining us as we continue to work towards Vision 2022.

Denise will be ordained a bishop in the church of God at St Peter’s Cathedral on Sunday July 21 with the service beginning at 5pm.

Please pray for Denise and Mark as they begin to prepare for the transition from Brisbane to Adelaide.

In Christ,

+Geoff

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