THE Bishop of Gippsland, the Rt Revd Kay Goldsworthy, has been elected Archbishop of Perth, Western Australia.
She will succeed the Most Revd Roger Herft, who resigned (News, 22 December 2016). after admitting to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he had let down survivors of sexual abuse when he was Bishop of Newcastle, Victoria, 1993-2005.
Bishop Goldsworthy was consecrated in 2008 to be an assistant bishop in Perth. In 2015, after Bishop John McIntyre’s sudden death, she was translated to Gippsland. One of Australia’s first women deacons and priests, she was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for her “distinguished service to the Anglican Church . . . as a pioneer and role model for women, to church administration, and to pastoral care and equality”.