Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

Archbishop of Brisbane

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

About Archbishop Phillip -

The Most Rev’d Dr Phillip Aspinall is the Archbishop of Brisbane. He has a BSc (Univ of Tas); Grad Dip RE (BCAE); BD (Hons) (MCD); PhD (Monash Univ); and, MBA (Deakin Univ). Dr Aspinall was consecrated Bishop in Adelaide in 1998 and Archbishop of Brisbane / Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Queensland in 2002. He was elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia in 2005 (serving in that role until 2014) and has been the Chair of the General Synod Ecumenical Affairs Commission since 2016.

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Articles by Archbishop Phillip


Archbishop’s Open Space Message to Synod Members 2019

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall speaks to us about the new Open Space dialogue approach to Synod this year, as we discuss ‘What is God calling us to be, and to do, at this time?’: “Synod this year will be different. There will be some motions and some canons to deal with as usual, but we are planning to give most of Saturday to an experiment called ‘Open Space dialogue’. Open Space is a way of listening to each other and engaging with each other more carefully, more seriously, more actively and more deeply than perhaps we’re used to at Synod.”


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall’s ‘Year of Generous Hospitality’ launch event homily

At the recent ‘Year of Generous Hospitality’ launch event, The Most Rev’d Dr Phillip Aspinall reflected upon hospitality traditions of the early church: “Being a true host and offering true hospitality meant a lot more than entertaining your friends – it actually meant turning strangers into honoured guests and treating ‘enemies’ as friends”