The Bishop

Rod Chiswell

Rod Chiswell has ministered in the Armidale Diocese for over 25 years. He served as Vicar in the towns of Mungindi, Walcha and South Tamworth, and then in February 2021 Rod became the eighth Bishop of the Armidale Diocese.

Rod is married to Jenni. They have two adult children – Sam (married to Clare with 3 children) and Georgia (married to Enoch).

Having lived almost all of his life in the Armidale Diocese, Rod has a heart to introduce people of the region to Jesus and help them home to heaven. Rod is both excited and daunted by his role as Bishop, but has come to believe that ‘God can use ordinary people to accomplish his purposes’ and that ‘those that God calls to a task, he equips for the task’.

Read Rod’s address to Synod 2023.