Our Bishop

Bishop AndersonThe Right Reverend Dr. Greg Anderson is the Bishop of the Diocese of the Northern Territory.

Greg’s first introduction to the Northern Territory was in 1986 when he began fieldwork to research the traditional songs of central Arnhem land. He was adopted into a Rembarrnga clan and worked with musicians who had become Christian through the Elcho Island revival of 1979. This led to Greg studying theology with a view to being involved in the growth and the development of the Aboriginal church.

He returned to the Territory in 1995 and lived at Numbulwar with his wife Annette and their three children, Paul, Zac and Lucy. Their fourth child, Jane, was born in Darwin.

Greg and Annette worked with the Church Missionary Society for the next twelve years. Greg trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander church leaders at Nungalinya College and for the Diocese of the Northern Territory. Annette worked as a music educator and musician, and became the conductor of the Darwin Youth Orchestra.

The Andersons returned to Sydney in 2007, where Greg was the head of the Department of Mission at Moore Theological College, Sydney.

He was elected as the sixth Bishop of the Northern Territory in June 2014 and was installed at Christ Church Cathedral in Darwin on Saturday 29th November 2014.