Bishop-Elect Ian Coutts
The Revd Dr Ian Coutts was elected the Tenth Bishop of Bunbury on the 16th June 2018. Bishop-Elect Ian was ordained Deacon in 1989 and Priest in 1990 in Birmingham, UK. He has an M.Sc and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) from Jesus College Oxon; a Post Graduate Diploma of Theology from St John’s College, Nottingham and a BA (Jt Hons) in Sociology and Education from Warwick University. He completed his Ph.D on the subject of the Family from a Trinitarian theological perspective. He is also a qualified social worker with particular experience in the fields of child protection and domestic violence.
Ian is married to Anne and they emigrated from the UK in 2011. Ian and Anne have two daughters and two grandchildren still living in England. Ian’s interests include flying and he has a British pilot’s licence and enjoys recreational flying, swimming, retreats, prayer time and holidays!
Dean Darryl Cotton
The Very Reverend Darryl Cotton is the Dean of the Cathedral, and Parish Priest of the Parish of Bunbury. Originally from South Africa, he was ordained in 1998, and has served in various parishes prior to his coming to Bunbury. Darryl has a Bachelor of Theology (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Divinity (Cum Laude) from Rhodes University.
Darryl is married to Lee-Anne and they have three young children, Jordan, Luke and Adam.
assisting priest john jones
The Reverend John Jones is the assisting priest in the Cathedral. Originally from South Africa, John ministers both at the Cathedral and as part time Chaplain at the Bunbury Regional Prison.
John was ordained priest in 2017, and is serving a curacy at the Cathedral.
John has an Advanced Diploma in Ministry and Theology from St Marks Theological College and is busy reading toward a Bachelors Degree in Theology from Charles Sturt University in Canberra.
He has two daughters; Emma is busy studying a degree in Social Justice at the university of Notre Dame and Rebecca is in high school.