Assistant Bishop

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart


One way of striking up a conversation with Bishop Peter is to talk about musical theatre, soccer or celtic spirituality. Another way is to talk about his enjoyment of visiting parishes, the work of the Samaritans or our Anglican schools.

Bishop Peter came to the Diocese in 2009 after serving in ministry in Tasmania and South Australia. He is the Chair of the Samaritans as well as being the Deputy Chair of the Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation.

Bishop Peter was born in England in 1963 and emigrated to Cabramatta in 1971. He has since lived in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia before returning to NSW.

He is a graduate from the University of Tasmania (Bachelor of Commerce), the Melbourne College of Divinity (Bachelor of Divinity) and the University of Technology Sydney (Master of Management). In 2011 he was awarded a Doctorate in Education from Flinders University. His thesis was entitled “Towards Better Church Practice in Clergy Education and Decision Making”

Prior to becoming a bishop he was involved in parish and diocesan ministries including ministry development, theological education and administration. He has served parishes in rural, suburban and inner-city settings. From 2002 until 2009 he was the Principal of St Barnabas Theological College Adelaide where he taught practical ministry, missiology and sociology for ministry. He served for a number of years as Chair of the Julia Farr Association in Adelaide, a non-government organisation serving the disability community.

Bishop Peter is married to Nicki and they have two teenage children.