Peter Watson (bishop)

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Peter R. Watson (born 1936) is an Australian retired Anglican bishop. He was the archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne from 2000 to 2005.

Watson was born in Sydney in 1936. He attended Canterbury Boys' High School. He was ordained as a priest in Sydney in 1962 and consecrated as the Bishop of Parramatta (in Sydney) in 1989 and became Bishop of South Sydney in 1993. In 2000 he was elected to succeed Keith Rayner as Archbishop of Melbourne and was installed on 14 May 2000.[1] He retired as archbishop effective 31 December 2005.[2][3] He is married to Margo (Eleanor) Watson.[4]


  1. ^ "Changes in the Episcopate as at 1 January 2001". Archived from the original on 10 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Synod round up 2005". Anglican News. 9 October 2005. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009.
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  4. ^ Anglican Communion Directory, March 2000

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