About me



About Myself

Name: Brian Douglas

Gender: Male

Birthday: August 10th, 1950

Status: Married

Hometown: Near Canberra, 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

Archdeacon of South Canberra


Email: brian.douglas@mac.com


The Venerable Dr Brian Douglas

Archdeacon of South Canberra

Senior Lecturer in Theology at Charles Sturt University

Research Fellow, Public and Contextual Theology at Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

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.  I retired from full time parish ministry in 2018 but continue as Archdeacon of South Canberra, serve on several diocesan boards and committees, teach at St Mark’s National Theology Centre in Canberra and undertake a Research Fellowship from Public and Contextual Theology at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra.  I continue to write and publish in the area of Anglican eucharistic theology.

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.