"It’s a huge privilege to be involved in Christ’s mission in this diocese along with so many faithful, gifted and generous people."

Archbishop of Brisbane

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall began his working life as a computer programmer for the Tasmanian Education Department before becoming a Deacon in 1988 and a Priest in 1989.

In 1991 he was appointed Priest to the Bridgewater-Gagebrook Special Area of Ministry, a large public housing estate in Hobart where he taught basic computer courses to people at Skillshare, and Christian Education Theory and Practice at the Hobart College of Technical and Further Education.

In 1994 Dr Aspinall became Director of Anglicare Tasmania and, in the last two years of that appointment, assumed the role of Archdeacon for Church and Society and was responsible for the oversight of all chaplains and Anglican caring organisations. He was consecrated an Assistant Bishop in Adelaide in 1998 and in 2002 appointed Archbishop of Brisbane, a role he continued in while serving as Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia from 2005-2014.

Other positions held include President of the South Australian Council of Churches and Chair of Anglicare Australia. He has served as a member of the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia since 1995. Archbishop Aspinall holds a number of academic qualifications including a PhD from Monash University, a Master of Business from Deakin University and qualifications in science and technology.

He is married to Christa and they have two children.

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