15 December 2016
The Archbishop of Perth, The Most Reverend Roger Herft, informed the Diocesan Council today of his decision to retire a year ahead of schedule, namely 7 July 2017. The Archbishop will continue to take accrued leave until that date.
In accepting his decision, the Diocesan Council thanked the Archbishop for his significant contribution to the Anglican Church of Australia and the wider Anglican Communion over 43 years of faithful ministry, and particularly as Archbishop of Perth since 2005.
In accordance with the Archbishop’s Statute 2016, the Administrator will convene early in 2017 a committee of clergy and laity elected by the Synod of the Diocese to appoint a successor.
No doubt attention will soon shift from Herft to who that successor will be.