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

Ecumenism: keep up the good work31-Oct-2014

HUMILITY: Dr Catherine Clfford says churches need to enter discussions on ecume..

Parkes Food Bank expands14-Oct-2014

Opening: Parkes priest Brett Watterson, Anglicare's General Manager Community E..

Archbishop urges Synod to 'stand firm'24-Sep-2014

STAND: Archbishop Glenn Davies urged members of the Synod of Bath..

View more events

Our Area
Map