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Diocesan Bishop Mark Short

Bishop Mark Short was ordained in 1996 and awarded a Bachelor of Theology with Honours from Moore Theological College in 1997. Following Ordination he was Deacon Assistant and Assistant Priest in the Parish of Temora, before becoming the Lucas-Tooth Scholar and undertaking a PhD at the University of Durham, UK, on From One Generation to Another: The Passover as Collective Memory. During his time in Durham he was an Honorary Assistant at St Nicholas Church of England.

From 2002-2011 he was Rector of the Parish of Turvey Park and Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Tarcutta. In 2007 he became Vocations Director Archdeacon, coordinating and overseeing the tri-Diocesan vocations process for new ordinands. From 2009-2011 he was Archdeacon of Wagga Wagga where he shared in the oversight of 20 parishes, Anglicare and School Ministry across that region.

Prior to becoming Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn he was National Director of The Bush Church Aid Society, working in partnership with 17 Anglican Diocese and other Christian organisations across Australia to support gospel workers in remote and regional areas. 

Mark is married to Monica, who is a lecturer in social work. They have two adult sons.

Bishop Mark’s Communications


Assistant Bishop and Vicar General Trevor Edwards

Ordained in 1978, the Right Reverend Trevor Edwards has extensive parish and senior leadership experience which has been deployed to enable communities to be confident and grow in Christ.  He has had charge of three significant parishes in Sydney and Canberra and moved into diocesan leadership in 1995 when he was made a fulltime archdeacon in Sydney.

Upon relocation to Canberra in 2003 Bishop Browning made him archdeacon. In 2004 he was consecrated Bishop with the brief to consolidate missional change and encourage contemporary expressions of Anglican faith. He has been Vicar General since 2009.  As fulltime assistant bishop he spent several years overseeing ministry training and development and more recently focused on the western and south coast regions.

Bishop Trevor’s Communications


Assistant Bishop Stephen Pickard

In 2013, the Right Rev’d Dr Stephen Pickard was appointed as the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

Dr Pickard was consecrated Bishop in Adelaide in 2007. He has held a host of senior positions in the Anglican Church. He was previously assistant bishop in the Diocese of Adelaide and during that time was Chair of Anglicare South Australia and Acting Principal, St Barnabas Theological College.

From 1998 to 2006 he was Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre and Head of the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.