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.

Archbishop Phillip writes on -

Articles by Archbishop Phillip

Reflections Reflections

Remembering who God is

“The turmoil and suffering of the present are real and cannot be diminished or denied; however, they are not the whole or the greatest truth. Beyond them, there is God and life and love…This is our faith,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in this Easter reflection


Caring for each other and staying connected during this challenging time

“Historically, in times of social need, the Church has always made a significant contribution to caring for and protecting others, and the current pandemic situation is no different. While there may be many usual activities and services that we cannot continue in the coming months, with creativity and planning we will have a key role to play,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall


Archbishop's Message 2020

“Over the next three years, our main umbrella theme is ‘Being Together’. Then in each year we will focus on a particular subtheme of Being Together. For 2020, ‘Practising Peacemaking’ is the key way we will explore Being Together. So, why Being Together? And, why Practising Peacemaking?”