Newcastle Anglican Diocese installs Dr Peter Stuart as new bishop

Posted on 12/17/2018

Bishop Peter starts tenure The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy
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CEREMONY: The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The new Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, addresses the congregation moments after his installation at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King on Friday evening. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The new Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, addresses the congregation moments after his installation at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King on Friday evening. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

Sue Williams reads ‘Some thoughts from Morris West’ before the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the new Bishop of Newcastle. The passage included sections from ‘The Clowns of God’ and ‘Lazarus’. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A young boy sits in the aisle as the new Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, addresses the congregation after his installation. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The new Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, addresses the congregation moments after his installation at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King on Friday evening. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The new Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, addresses the congregation moments after his installation at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King on Friday evening. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A scene from the installation and commissioning of the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart is installed and commissioned as the Bishop of Newcastle on Cathedral Church of Christ the King. Photo: Simon McCarthy

A young boy sits in the aisle as the new Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, addresses the congregation after his installation. Photo: Simon McCarthy

TweetFacebookNewcastle Herald late last year, just after his election, he said he was a strong supporter of women in ministry and had “a vivid senseof being called to continue the ministry that Bishop Greg Thompson began”.

After the final report into the Newcastle Anglican Diocese from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was released in December, Bishop Stuart said the community had been “betrayed” by the church’s action and inaction over decades.

He promised to implement any necessary measures to address the failures highlighted in the report.