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Glenn Davies

Former Archbishop of Sydney
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Welcome to the web page for Archbishop Glenn Davies - Archbishop Davies retired in March 2021.

An Archbishop does many things, but my main task is to be a man of prayer, a preacher and a pastor.

I seek to encourage the ministers of our diocese in their task of proclaiming Jesus so that people might become his disciples and grow in the obedience that comes from faith.

Listen to Prayer Book services with the Archbishop here.


Glenn was a school teacher prior to his theological study at Westminster Theological Seminary and Moore Theological College. After two years in parish ministry at St Stephen’s Willoughby, Glenn was invited to join the faculty of Moore College as a lecturer in Old Testament. At the end of 1985 he took a two-year study leave in England where he gained his PhD from Sheffield University. Glenn returned from overseas in 1988 to take up a position as a lecturer in New Testament. In the following year he also became the Registrar of the College, holding both positions until his resignation in 1995, when he was appointed as rector of St Luke’s Miranda. Glenn left Miranda after being consecrated bishop in December 2001. He was the Bishop of North Sydney for more than ten years, before being overwhelmingly elected Archbishop in 2013.

Glenn is married to Dianne and they have two married daughters and five grandchildren.


Present position:

2013 - 2021 Archbishop of Sydney


B.Sc. (Sydney) - 1972
M.Div. (Hons 1), Th.M. (Hons 1) (Westminster) - 1979
Dip A (Moore) - 1981
Ph.D. (Sheffield) - 1988
D.D. (Westminster) - 2016
Made Deacon 1981
Ordained Presbyter 1981
Consecrated Bishop 2001
Inaugurated Archbishop 2013



Assistant Minister - St Stephen’s, Willoughby : 1981-1982
Lecturer - Moore Theological College : 1983 - 1995
Rector - St Luke’s Miranda : 1995- 2001
Canon Theologian - Diocese of Ballarat : from 2000

2002 - Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Sydney (Northern Region)



Faith and Obedience : Studies in Romans 1-4 (Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press 1990)
Job (Scripture Union Bible Probe, 1989)
Various journal articles.




Archbishop’s Liturgical Panel 1993–2001
General Synod Doctrine Commission 1993–2013
Sydney Standing Committee 1996–
Sydney General Synod Representative 1996–
General Synod Standing Committee 2007–
Moore Theological College Council 1999–
EFAC Federal Chairman 2002–2012
Robert Menzies College Board 2002–2013
Anglican Education Commission 2007–2013
Lausanne International Board Member 2011–2016 
Global Trustees Anglican Relief and Development 2010–
GAFCON Regional Secretary for Oceania 2018—
President ARDF Global Council 2018—
Secretary of the Board of Directors, The Lausanne Movement 2018—

Contact information

The Most Rev Dr Glenn Davies

Anglican Diocese of Sydney

PO Box Q190

QVB Post Office NSW 1230

Telephone: (+61 2) 9265 1555

click here to email the Archbishop's office

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