Anglican Diocese of Armidale

The Anglican Diocese of Armidale exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.


Bishop Rod Chiswell


The Rev. Rod Chiswell was consecrated as the eighth bishop of Armidale on 27 February 2021. The service was presided over by The Dean, the Very Rev. Chris Brennan, and the Metropolitan, the Most Rev. Dr. Glenn Davies. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Jensen preached a compelling and deeply personal sermon. A strong cohort of fifteen bishops was in attendance as well almost all the clergy of the Armidale Diocese, lay representatives from from all across the diocese and of course a good number of Rod's family and friends. The day was a joyous celebration, and the gospel message of Jesus featured heavily throughout. Please pray for our Bishop as he takes up the job of, under God, leading our diocese.