Bishop Alison Taylor to retire

Bishop Taylor will return to Melbourne, where she was a vicar and archdeacon, and begin doctoral research in 2018

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By Muriel Porter

July 20 2017Bishop Alison Taylor is to retire home to Melbourne at the end of the year. Formerly a vicar and archdeacon in Melbourne, she is currently the Bishop for the Southern Region in Queensland. She was consecrated in Brisbane in April 2013.

Next year Bishop Taylor will begin doctoral research, through Trinity College Theological School, into theology related to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – an area described by the Archbishop of Brisbane, Dr Phillip Aspinall, as of “ongoing vital importance to the Church”.

Archbishop Aspinall has expressed his gratitude “for her wonderful episcopal ministry”, adding that her “pastoral care and theological insight have been greatly valued” not only by him but “by all to whom she has ministered”. He continued:  “Bishop Alison’s generous willingness to share her experience, wisdom and sound judgment in all sorts of ways has made her a real strength in the episcopal team”.

She will be formally farewelled by the Brisbane Diocese in St John’s Cathedral on 2 December.