Anglican Diocese of Bunbury

The Anglican Diocese of Bunbury is located in the south of Western Australia. The diocese is a part of the Province of Western Australia of the Anglican Church of Australia and a part of the Anglican Communion.[1][2] The diocesan bishop is Ian Coutts, Bishop of Bunbury, who was installed as bishop in November 2018.

Diocese of Bunbury
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical provinceWestern Australia
MetropolitanArchbishop of Perth
  • 7 Oakley Street
  • Bunbury WA 6230
Established1904 (1904)
CathedralSt Boniface's Cathedral, Bunbury
Current leadership
Parent churchAnglican Church of Australia
  • Darryl Cotton
  • (since 2016)
Anglican Diocese of Bunbury

List of Bishops of BunburyEdit

Bishops of Bunbury
From Until Incumbent Notes
1904 1917 Frederick Goldsmith Previously Dean of Perth; resigned and returned to England.
1917 1937 Cecil Wilson Translated from Melanesia; retired.
1938 1950 Leslie Knight Died in office.
1951 1957 Donald Redding Returned to parish ministry.
1957 1977 Ralph Hawkins Also Archdeacon of Perth; retired.
1977 1983 Stanley Goldsworthy Previously Archdeacon of Wangaratta; returned to parish ministry.
1984 2000 Hamish Jamieson Translated from Carpentaria.
2000 2010 David McCall Translated from Willochra.
2010 2017 Allan Ewing Previously an assistant bishop in Canberra and Goulburn.
2018 present Ian Coutts


The cathedral church of the dioceses is Saint Boniface Cathedral in Bunbury.[3] The cathedral is of brick construction in a modernist style with a prominent clock tower at the east end crowning the sanctuary. The foundation stone was laid in 1961 and the cathedral was consecrated on 14 October 1962.[4] Prior to 1962, the diocese was based at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, which was constructed in 1866 on the site of an earlier church. St Paul's, previously only a parish church, had been named a pro-cathedral in 1903 in preparation for Bunbury gaining diocesan status the following year. It was demolished in 1963.[5]

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ St Boniface Anglican Cathedral – Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2016.

Further readingEdit

  • Tredwell, J.J., The Cathedral Church of Saint Boniface, Bunbury, Western Australia, 1972
  • Bartlett, Joan, JOURNEY, A History of the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury, Western Australia, 2004, ISBN 0975698109.

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Coordinates: 33°19′52″S 115°38′20″E / 33.33115°S 115.6388°E / -33.33115; 115.6388