Bishop Philip Huggins
​Bishop Philip Huggins

Bishop Philip Huggins was ordained in 1977, and has held clerical appointments in regional Victoria, metropolitan Melbourne, and appointments of Assistant Bishop in Perth and Bishop of Grafton, NSW.

Bishop Philip returned to Melbourne in 2003, after about ten years interstate, taking up the appointments of Incumbent of St Stephen’s Richmond and Bishop to the Northern Region. In 2007 the region was extended to include over 70 parishes in both the Northern and Western region of Melbourne and Geelong.

He is now bishop of the Oodthenong area of episcopal care.

Bishop Philip is Chair of Board of Brotherhood of St Laurence, President of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, and Board Member of St Lawrence Community Services, Overnewton Anglican Community College, Executive member of the National Council of Churches of Australia, and Member of Christian World Service Commission. He has Episcopal oversight of Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Bishop Philip has a strong interest in and actively contributes to welfare and multi-cultural issues and activities. Bishop Philip tries to hold together both contemplation and action, in the Spirit of Jesus.

Bishop Philip is married to Liz who is a psychologist. They have three adult sons.

Key Priority - to look after people in the Northern and Western Region – needs, issues, encouragement.


 Oodthenong Episcopate


Oodthenong Episcopate – Bishop Philip Huggins

The Oodthenong Episcopate covers parishes in the northern and western growth areas of Melbourne and Geelong.