Most Rev Philip Freier

ARCIC-III (Member, 2018-) and ARCIC-III (Co-Chair, 2018-)

The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier is Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. He grew up in a working class suburb of Brisbane, and trained as a teacher. He experienced a powerful conversion to Christ while working with indigenous Christians in North Queensland – where he also met his wife, Joy, and decided to seek ordination. He was ordained a priest in 1984 and a bishop in 1999. Archbishop Freier has been Archbishop of Melbourne since December 2006, and Primate since July 2014. In 2000 he completed a PhD at James Cook University with a thesis on ‘Living with the Munpitch: The History of Mitchell River Mission, 1905-1967’.