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Patterson, Canon Peter W

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1928
Place of birth North Adelaide

Born: North Adelaide, 28 May 1928, son of William JH Patterson, MM and Doreen M Harris

Home: Allenby Gardens 1928-1947

Schools: Welland Primary School, Woodville District High School; Matriculated 1943

Employment: Clerk, Elders Trustee and Executor Company Limited, 1944-47 Blennerhassett’s Institute of Accountancy, Certificate of Accounting, 1944-46

Married: (Daphne) Barbara Kemp, 8 January 1955;

Children: Bronwyn 1957, David (deceased) 1960 and Justin 1962

Theological Formation and Clerical Appointments: St Michael’s Theological College, Crafers, 1947-1951

Kelham SSM Diploma 1951

ThL ACT (2nd Class Hons) 1951

Deacon, 2 February 1951, by Faculty from Abp Canterbury; General Licence, Dio. Adelaide, 1951

Priest, 6 July 1952 (ordained in St Margaret’s, Woodville, boyhood parish church)

Assistant Curate at St Paul’s Port Adelaide 1951-53

Commissioned in Australian Military Forces, RAACC, Chaplain 4th Class, 1954

AMF Deployments: 4 Cadet Brigade; other deployments, including British Atomic Tests, Maralinga

RAACC Reserve of Chaplains from 1965

Mission Chaplain of Meadows-Mylor 1953-56

Priest-in-charge of Mannum/Mt Pleasant 1956-58, Rector 1958-62

Rector of Gawler 1962-67

Priest-in-charge of Mallala 1962-67

Priest-in-charge of Two Wells 1964-67

Diocesan Tutor for ThL, 1964; Diocesan Tutor for ThA, 1965-82

Member and Executive, General Board of Christian Education, 1966-74

Rector of Church of the Good Shepherd, Plympton, 1967-73

Priest-in-Charge of St Alban’s, Richmond, 1967-73

Tutor, Pastoral Theology, St Michael’s House, Crafers, 1971-72

Rector of St Chad’s, Fullarton, 1973-1982

Member of Standing Committee of Synod, Diocese of Adelaide, 1974-82

Chaplain and Member of Board of Management, Home for Incurables, Fullarton, 1973-1982

Chaplain, Matriculation students, Walford CEGGS, 1977-1979

Council of Governors, Walford CEGGS and Pulteney Grammar School, 1975-82

Chaplain, Matriculation students, St Peter’s Girls School, Stonyfell, 1975-76

Visiting Lecturer, St Barnabas’ College, Belair, 1977-79

Chaplain, CHN Sisters, Retreat House, Belair, 1977-1982

Rural Dean Southern Suburbs, 1978-82

Woodcock Canon, St Peter’s Cathedral, 1981-82

Rector of St Barnabas, Clare, (with Penwortham, Blyth and Bungaree) 1982-87

Archdeacon of the Broughton, Diocese of Willochra, 1986-87

Archdeacon, Administrator and Vicar General of Willochra, 1987-95

Rector of Christ Church, Kadina (with Moonta, Wallaroo and Paskeville) 1987-1993

General Licence, Diocese of Willochra, 1993-95

Canon Emeritus and PTO, Diocese of Willochra from 1996

General Licence, Diocese of Adelaide, from 1995

Hon. Assisting Priest, St David’s, Burnside from 1995

Healing Ministry at St Peter’s Cathedral 1995-2004

Anglican Chaplain, Calvary Hospital and Mary Potter Hospice, 1996-1999

PTO, Diocese of Adelaide, from 2000

Publications: Text books for six ThA subjects (1965-82);

Articles in St Mark’s Review, 1965-82;

Histories of the following churches: St Paul’s, Port Adelaide; of Meadows/Mylor Mission District; of Mannum/Mount Pleasant Parish; of Clare Parish and of Kadina Parish (during ministry in those parishes).

Echoes from the Silence (Hymns and poems), 1999

Hobbies: Watercolour painting, computer graphics/design, desk top publishing and art research

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