About me



About Myself

Name: Brian Douglas

Gender: Male

Birthday: August 10th, 1950

Status: Married

Hometown: Manuka, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Education: BA (Hons), BD,

MTh (Hons), PhD, Dip Teach


Westmead Teachers College

Macquarie University

Melbourne College of Divinity

Charles Sturt University

University of Newcastle

Major: Education and Theology

Occupation: Priest

From 2008

Rector, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka with St David’s, Red Hiil, Canberra and Archdeacon of South Canberra


Email: brian.douglas@mac.com


The Venerable Dr Brian Douglas


St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka

with St David’s, Red Hill


Archdeacon of South Canberra

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

I was born in Sydney, Australia in 1950.  I am both a teacher and a priest, having taught in primary schools for about 20 years in the New South Wales Department of Education before ordination and then subsequently in Anglican secondary schools.  I was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Australia in 1992.  I worked for three years as the assistant priest at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle , before spending 6 years as the School Chaplain at Meriden School - An Anglican School for Girls in the Diocese of Sydney. 

In 2001 I came back to Newcastle as the School Chaplain at Newcastle Grammar School, a co-educational school in the Anglican tradition.  In 2006 I was appointed a Residentiary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, the School Chapel. 

At Newcastle Grammar I taught mostly senior students in Years 10-12.  In Years 11 and 12 I taught the Higher School Certificate subject Studies of Religion which examines the nature of religion as an important aspect of human existence.  As School Chaplain I conducted chapel services for all students from the Pre-school (4 years of age) to Year 12 (17-18 years of age) and I had priestly pastoral responsibilities for the School Family.

From 2008 I became Rector of St Paul’s Anglican Church Manuka with St David’s Red Hill in Canberrra, Australia’s national capital within the Australian Capital Territory.  The parish of Manuka is part of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and GoulburnManuka is in a central location in Canberra and is in the parliamentary triangle, being only short distance from Parliament House.

In 2015 I became Archdeacon of South Canberra.

I have been a clerical fellow of St Paul’s College in the University of Sydney and a  member of the board of the Radford College, Canberra.

My academic qualifications are in education and theology.  Most recently I finished a PhD in Education at the University of Newcastle entitled ‘Ways of Knowing in the Anglican Eucharistic Tradition: Ramifications for Theological Education’.  I also lecture part time in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra in the areas of sacramental theology, interfaith dialogue and Anglican foundations.

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka