Robert Davies (bishop)

Robert Edward Davies CBE (30 July 1913 – 17 May 2002) was the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania from 1963 to 1981.[1][2]

Educated at Queensland University,[3] he was ordained in 1937 and began his career as an assistant priest at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW. After World War II service as a chaplain with Toc H and the Royal Australian Air Force[4] he became Warden of St John's College Brisbane. After this he was Archdeacon of Canberra, then Wagga Wagga.[5] He became an assistant bishop of Newcastle and Warden of St John's Theological College, Morpeth in 1960 and three years later the Tasmanian diocesan bishop.


  1. ^ National Library of Australia
  2. ^ New Bishop of Tasmania The Times, Friday, Feb 15, 1963; pg. 8; Issue 55626; col B
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ 454-459 Squadrons
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Geoffrey Franceys Cranswick
Bishop of Tasmania
1963 –1981
Succeeded by
Philip Newell