Anglican Diocese of Grafton


The Diocese of Grafton is one of the 23 dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia. The Diocese is located in a diverse region of outstanding beauty on the north coast of New South Wales. Inspired by Daring to Live into God’s Future, a new vision for ministry across the North Coast, we offer local ministry from Tweed Heads in the north to Port Macquarie in the south. The historic Cathedral City of Grafton is in the centre of the Diocese. Anglicare North Coast and our Anglican schools at Terranora/Tweed Heads, Ballina, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie are key ministry units in the Diocese of Grafton.

Our vision for mission and ministry includes a new approach to how we are present in, and engage with, local communities and can be found here: Restructuring for Mission and Ministry: Daring to Live into God’s Future for Us

It is our hope that our website will provide you with the information that you are searching for. If you don’t find all that you are looking for, please use the contact page to let us know and we will do our best to assist.

Our prayer is that you may experience God’s blessings through Jesus Christ.

Important Statement Regarding COVID-19 and Anglican Churches

Most of our churches have reopened to Public Worship since the COVID-19 lockdown ended. The church plays an important leadership role in the community by acting responsibly and following expert advice on the best ways to make our schools, churches, halls and other facilities and ministries safe. Each of our ministry units has a COVID Safe plan in place. The advice below is based on advice from NSW Health and complies with the latest NSW Public Health Orders.

I am drawn to St Paul’s words in his letter to the Christians at Philippi, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

+Murray Harvey
Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton
10 November 2020


ONLINE WORSHIP and other resources for Parishes and individuals can be found at

Ministry Resources Online Church

Resources for Parishes


COVID-19 Information

Instructions for COVIDSafe Registration, Plans and Re-Opening Applications can now be found here: