The western NSW Anglican Diocese of Bathurst covers about a third of NSW, stretching from the Blue Mountains to the Queensland border. The regional church office is in Bathurst, assisting the region's 34 Parishes.

The Anglican Church is territorially organised, with the diocese usually being the basic unit of administration.

There are seven dioceses in NSW and 23 in Australia. The Diocese of Bathurst was formed in 1870, and covers the region bordered by:

Oberon, Cowra and West Wyalong in the south, west to Cobar and Bourke, across the north-west to Coonamble and Coonabarabran, and in the east by Coolah, Mudgee and Rylstone.

The total population of this area is about 280,000, of whom about 30% are Anglicans. The cities of the region are Bathurst (three parishes), Orange (two parishes) and Dubbo. Major towns are Bourke, Cobar, Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee, Parkes and Wellington.

Recent Events & News

Bishop Ian in Orange Base Hospital16-Feb-2015

The Anglican Bishop of Bathurst, Ian Palmer, is in Orange Base Hospital undergoing tests after e..

Called to 24/7 ministry09-Feb-2015

Dan Henby was ordained as a priest by Bishop Ian Palmer, in Oberon on Monday evening (February 9..

Bishop Ian commissioned as Rector of Dubbo07-Feb-2015

The Bishop of Bathurst Diocese, Ian Palmer, was commissioned as rector of the parish of Dubbo ..

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