English bishop for Riverina: The Church of England Newspaper, April 11, 2014 May 10, 2014Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Australia, Church of England Newspaper.
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The rector of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, and St Saviour, Upper Chelsea, the Rev. Alan (Rob) Gillion, has been elected the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Riverina in the Anglican Church of Australia. A special meeting of the diocesan synod on 4 April 2014 elected Mr. Gillion to succeed the Rt. Rev. Douglas Stevens, who retired in 2012. Educated at the University of London, Mr. Gillion worked as an actor and director for 12 years before entering the ministry. After studies at the Theological College of Salisbury and Wells, the bishop-elect was ordained in 1983 in the Diocese of Norwich and served in the dioceses of Southwark and Hong Kong before taking up his current post in 1999. Covering a third of New South Wales, the rural diocese of 23 parishes is based in Griffith and takes its name from the confluence of four rivers, the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Darling and Lachlan. The new bishop will be consecrated and enthroned on 15 August 2014 at Saint Alban’s Cathedral, Griffith.