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

Synod reflects on a year of change14-Oct-2015

Bishop Ian Palmer’s Presidential Address to the annual Synod of Bathurst Diocese recalled a year..

Michelle Watterson ordained in Parkes22-Jun-2015

Michelle Watterson was ordained as a Deacon in the Church of God by Bishop of Bathurst Ian..

Helping in Hard Places appeal10-Jun-2015

Find out how you can support Anglican Overseas Aid’s partners around the world. ..

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