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L-R: Mrs Mandy Walsh (Registrar); The Very Reverend Thomas Leslie (Dean); The Venerable Robert Murphy (Archdeacon and Vicar General); The Right Reverend Donald Kirk (Bishop)

The Bishop – The Right Reverend Donald Kirk

Bishop Donald was Consecrated and Installed as the Eleventh Bishop of Riverina on 15th June 2019 in St Alban’s Cathedral, Griffith, by the then Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Reverend Glenn Davies. 

Bishop Donald was Made Deacon and Ordained Priest in the Diocese of Newcastle in 1986 and had served in ministry in the Dioceses of Newcastle, Ballarat and Armidale before being appointed as Dean of Grafton Cathedral in 2008 where he served for nine years. After a brief term as Archdeacon in the Diocese of Ballarat he was elected as Bishop.

The Registrar – Mrs Mandy Walsh

Mandy was appointed Registrar / Business Manager of the Diocese of Riverina and began in July 2022. 

 

The Dean – The Very Reverend Thomas Leslie

Fr Thomas was Installed as Dean of St Alban’s Cathedral and Rector of Griffith on 5th February 2021 by Bishop Donald. Fr Thomas was Made Deacon and Ordained Priest in the Diocese of Wangaratta where he served in ministry at Holy Trinity Cathedral and in the Parishes of Yea and Beechworth. In 2019 he was Installed as a Canon of Holy Trinity Cathedral. His strengths are in liturgy and pastoral ministry.

The Archdeacon – The Venerable Robert Murphy

Fr Robert was Collated as Diocesan Archdeacon and Appointed as Vicar General on 14th December 2022 by Bishop Donald.

Fr Robert was Made Deacon and Ordained Priest in this Diocese and has served all his years of ministry within the Diocese, in the Parishes of Griffith, Corowa, Colambally / Darlington Point, and Leeton. He has deep knowledge of the Diocese, its people and history, and has excellent administrative skills.