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The Right Reverend
Jeremy James tssf

Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Perth

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Jeremy James was born in Sidmouth, Devon, UK.

Jeremy James was born in Sidmouth, Devon, UK. He attended Sherborne School in Dorset and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Oxford University.

He migrated to Western Australia in 1986, arriving in Port Hedland on 4 January to work as student chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers. After two years, he was sponsored by the Diocese of North-West Australia and ordained by Archbishop Peter Carnley in June 1988.

Jeremy served as assistant curate at St John’s Northam for two years, before moving to the Parish of East Avon, centred on the wheatbelt communities of Cunderdin, Meckering, Tammin and Quairading.

After further study for a Master of Arts in Applied Theology in Newcastle, UK, he was appointed Priest-in-Charge at St James’, Yanchep with responsibility for the coastal communities to Lancelin.

In 2000, Jeremy became Priest-in-Charge at St Cecilia’s, Quinns-Mindarie, including the suburbs of Clarkson and Merriwa. This rapidly expanding area involved working with the Peter Moyes Anglican Community School and he served on the school council. In 2006, the parish expanded to become Quinns-Butler. During this time, Jeremy worked closely with YouthCARE in the appointment of Chaplains for local state schools.

Jeremy is married to Lynne. Jeremy and Lynne are both Tertiaries in the Society of Saint Francis, seeking to live simply while drawing on the lives of Clare and Francis for part of their inspiration as Christian disciples.

In 2008, Jeremy became the Rector of All Saints’, Dianella for six years. This involved working alongside the neighbouring Sudanese community in Yokine, which used All Saints’ for their worship as they built new premises in Malaga. A Family and Children’s service sought to outreach to busy families. During this time, he achieved a Master of Ministry through Lampeter University, Wales.

In December 2013, Jeremy was appointed Canon of St George’s Cathedral.

On 6 August 2014, Jeremy was consecrated as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Perth.

Jeremy has Episcopal Oversight of the Claremont, Coastal, Joondalup, Swan, Avon and Goldfields Deaneries.

Bishop Jeremy supports the Archdeaconry North assisted by The Venerable Tony Drayton.

Swan Deanery
AD: John Ward
Bassendean, Darlington-Bellevue, Ellenbrook, Forrestfield-Wattle Grove, Guildford, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Lockridge-Eden Hill, Midland, Mundaring, Swan

Avon Deanery
Archdeacon: The Venerable Kathy Barrett-Lennard
AD: Peggy Ludlow
Beverley-Brookton, East Avon, Gingin- Chittering, Northam, Toodyay-Goomalling, Quairading, York

Goldfields Deanery
Archdeacon: The Venerable Kathy Barrett-Lennard
AD: Elizabeth Smith
Esperance, The Goldfields

Claremont Deanery
AD: Peter Boyland
Claremont, Cottesloe, Dalkeith, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Swanbourne-Mt Claremont, West Nedlands

Coastal Deanery
AD: Marie Aitken
Balcatta-Hamersley, Balga-Mirrabooka, Beechboro, Carine-Duncraig, City Beach, Dianella, Floreat Park, Karrinyup, Morley- Noranda, North Beach, Scarborough, Malaga, Woodlands-Wembley Downs

Joondalup Deanery
AD: Des Smit
Greenwood, Heathridge, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kingsley North-Woodvale, Quinns-Butler, Wanneroo, Whitfords, Yanchep


Allied Ministries:

  • Acacia Prison
  • Amana Living, Kinross
  • Anglican Children and Youth Ministries
  • Anglican Schools Commission#
  • Australian Defence Force, Pearce and Swanbourne
  • Bandyup Women’s Prison, Middle Swan
  • Christ Church Grammar School
  • Dorothy Genders Village
  • Edward Collick Village, Kalgoorlie
  • Esperance ACS
  • Graylands Hospital
  • Guildford Grammar School
  • Hale School
  • Hollywood Private Hospital
  • James Brown House, Osborne Park
  • John Septimus Roe ACS
  • Lady McCusker Home
  • Meath Care, Kingsley
  • Moline House, Karrinyup
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Parry Hostel, Lesmurdie
  • Parkerville Children and Youth Care
  • Peter Moyes ACS
  • Perth Children’s Hospital
  • Silver Chain
  • St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
  • St James’ Anglican School
  • St Mark’s ACS
  • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • Swan Valley Adventure Centre
  • Swan Valley ACS
  • University of Western Australia
  • Wollaston Conference Centre
  • Wollaston Education Centre
  • Wollaston Theological College
  • Wooroloo Prison