Jeremy Greaves

Jeremy Greaves is an Australian bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia. He has served as the Assistant Bishop of Brisbane (Northern Region) since 2017.

Jeremy Greaves
Assistant bishop, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane (Northern Region)
ChurchAnglican Church of Australia
Other postsDean of Darwin (2007–2013)
Ordination1997 (as deacon)
1998 (as priest)[1]
Consecration24 February 2017[2]
by Phillip Aspinall
Personal details

Greaves' grandfather, Walter Baddeley, was Bishop of Melanesia, based in the Solomon Islands, during World War II.[3][4]

Greaves was ordained deacon in 1997 and priest in 1998. Following his ordination he served in a number of roles including in Ceduna in South Australia and Katherine in the Northern Territory,[2] as Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin from 2007 to 2013,[1] and immediately prior to his appointment, as rector of St Mark's Anglican Church in Buderim and Archdeacon of the Sunshine Coast.[3]

In November 2016, Greaves was appointed as Bishop of the Northern Region in the Diocese of Brisbane and was confirmed in that role on 24 February 2017.[2]

Greaves has described himself as a "progressive" Christian who "live[s] on the edge of the church".[5] In 2010, he told ABC Radio National that he would be "happy to abandon" the Apostles' Creed.[5] In 2013, while a priest, Greaves expressed that Christians were ready to embrace same-sex marriage, and found it curious he could bless pets but not same-sex couples.[6]

Greaves is married to Josie and has three children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bishop of the Northern Region". Anglican Church - Southern Queensland. Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Aspinall, Phillip (25 November 2016). "Ad Clerum - Appointment of Assistant Bishop". Anglican Church of Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Keyte, Melanie (9 December 2016). "Buderim priest rises to holy appointment". Sunshine Coast Daily. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ Greaves, Jeremy (2 October 2019). "Building up of a better world". Anglican Focus. Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b Kohn, Rachael (16 May 2010). "Progressive Christianity - Part 2". The Spirit of Things (Radio National). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ Sundstrom (11 October 2013). "Christians ready for same-sex marriage, says church rector". Sunshine Coast Daily. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2020.