Archdeacon Condie elected Bishop of Tasmania

St Jude's Carlton vicar to commence as Bishop of Tasmania in 2016.

Archdeacon Condie elected Bishop of Tasmania

Archdeacon Richard Condie has been elected Bishop of Tasmania.

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December 2 2015The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has elected the Venerable Dr Richard Condie as its new bishop.

Dr Condie is Vicar of St Jude’s Carlton, one of Melbourne’s largest Anglican churches. He is also Archdeacon of Melbourne, responsible for 17 parishes in inner city Melbourne, and sits on a number of national boards, including the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (Australia).

Before his current roles, he was a lecturer in New Testament at Ridley Theological College, Melbourne, Assistant Minister in Murwillumbah, NSW, and a Research Officer with the Queensland Police Department.

Dr Condie, 50, is married to Helen and they have two young adult children. He will replace Bishop John Harrower, who retired in September after 15 years as Bishop of Tasmania.

After a Bishop retires, the Church holds a special Election Synod (gathering of around 170 clergy and lay representatives from each Anglican Parish in Tasmania) to elect a new Bishop. The Election Synod was held in Launceston on 27-28 November, with Dr Condie being elected.

The Bishop-elect is likely to be commissioned as Bishop of Tasmania in the first half of 2016. He will be unable to comment as Bishop of Tasmania until his commissioning has taken place.