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Introducing the new
Assistant Bishops of Perth

Part one

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The Diocesan Council has given its concurrence to the appointment of The Venerable David Bassett and The Reverend Hans Christiansen as Assistant Bishops of Perth.

The Venerable David Bassett is currently Archdeacon of Adelaide and The Port and Assistant to the Primate, working in the Diocese of Adelaide and The Reverend Hans Christiansen is the Senior Chaplain to Melbourne Grammar School.

The date of their consecrations will be Friday 2 February 2024, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, in St George’s Cathedral, Perth.

We ask your prayers for them and their families as they begin to look to the West – and look forward to welcoming them to the Diocese of Perth.

Almighty God, by your Son Jesus Christ
you gave many excellent gifts to your apostles,
and commanded them to feed your flock.
Bless David and Hans now called to the order of bishops.
So fill them with your truth, and clothe them with holiness,
that as pastors of your Church they may diligently preach
your word, and rightly teach your people,
to the glory of your name, and the benefit of your Church.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
APBA, p799

In the meantime, you can learn a little more about The Venerable David Bassett and The Reverend Hans Christiansen from this series of short videos over the coming weeks, as we anticipate their ministry among us.

Meet The Reverend Hans Christiansen and The Venerable David Bassett

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