8 December 2023

New Brisbane archbishop announced

Bishop Jeremy Greaves will take on the role of Archbishop of Brisbane. Picture: Anglican Church Southern Queensland.

Elspeth Kernebone

1 September 2023

Queensland Bishop Jeremy Greaves has been announced as the next Archbishop of Brisbane.

He succeeds former Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, who resigned effective February 2023.

Brisbane Bishop Administrator Cameron Venables announced the appointment in a communication sent to diocese clergy on Friday.

Read more: Brisbane archbishop announces end of tenure

Bishop Venables said Bishop Greaves was blessed with many gifts that would benefit the diocese, the national Church and the worldwide Anglican communion.

Bishop Greaves said he was looking forward to serving with the diocesan community as it discerned where the Spirit was leading it, and advocating in important justice spaces.

Bishop Greaves said he hoped to build on the work of the nine previous Archbishops of Brisbane and four Bishops of Brisbane.

Before Bishop Greaves’ role in the Brisbane diocese he worked as an ordained minister in Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia.

Bishop Greaves will be installed in the position of Archbishop of Brisbane and Metropolitan of the Province of Queensland on 16 December.

He is has been Bishop for the Northern Region in the Diocese of Brisbane since 2017.

Bishop Venables will continue to serve as Bishop Administrator in the Brisbane diocese until Bishop Greaves’ installation.

Bishop Greaves is currently based at Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast.

Bishop Greaves has previously described himself as aligning with Progressive Christianity.

This article was update at 7pm on 1 September to remove Bishop’s Greaves comments relating to the Apostles Creed, as relevant context had been omitted. Bishop Greaves wrote a reflection on this in May.

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