Bishop of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Greg Thompson


The Right Reverend Greg Thompson was installed as the 13th Bishop of Newcastle on Sunday 2nd February at the Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle.

Bishop Greg was educated at the University of Newcastle and Ridley College and ordained in 1986. In 1988 he became Parish Priest of Darwin in the Northern Territory where he stayed until 1994. He then he became the NSW State Secretary of the Bush Church Aid Society.

In 1999 he became Rector of St John’s Darlinghurst, and in 2004 of St John’s Canberra, his last post before his ordination to the episcopate on 31 May 2007 in Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin. He was the Northern Territory’s bishop since 2007 and was chair of its Northern Territory Business Advisory Council.

Bishop Greg was elected as the next Bishop of Newcastle on 14 September 2013.

He is married to Kerry and has two adult children (who live in South Australia). Bishop Greg is known for his lifelong commitment to social justice. This was evident in his ministry at Kings Cross. In the NT he has advocated strongly for the needs of the Aboriginal communities.

He comes with extensive ministry and community experience, working with government, and has served in rural, remote and urban ministries preparing him well for the diverse range of work in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle which extends from the Hawkesbury River to the Manning Valley and the Upper Hunter.