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About us

Pastoral Statement

At Christ Church Cathedral we seek to share God’s unconditional love of all people regardless of age, race, sex, marital or family status, sexual orientation, ability or wealth. Every endeavour is made to make Christ Church a safe place for all. We discourage being judgemental, but seek to affirm one another as equally loved by God.Christus Rex

Our Clergy

  • The Very Revd Dr Keith Joseph
  • The Revd Pat Williams Honorary Assistant Priest
  • The Revd Mike Nixon, Honorary Assistant Priest
  • The Revd John Hewitson, Honorary Assistant Priest
  • The Revd Cameron West, Honorary Assistant Minister
The Very Reverend Dr Keith Joseph, PhD MA, is the seventh Dean of Darwin. He holds a PhD in Philosophy, in the area of Applied Ethics. Prior to ordination he has variously served as Lecturer in Philosophy, a soldier and officer in the Australian Army; and as an administrative officer with the Australian Federal Police, serving in the Peacekeeping Force in the Solomon Islands. In 2005 he was ordained as a Deacon at St Barnabas Cathedral, Honiara, in the Diocese of Central Melanesia. In 2006 Keith was appointed as a lecturer at the Bishop Patteson Theological College, which is the central school for Theology and Ministry training in the Anglican Church of Melanesia, and was ordained priest on Bishop Patteson Day 2006, again in the Diocese of Central Melanesia. He coordinated the new Bachelor of Theology degree programme, and later went on to lead a review of Theological Education in the Anglican Church of Melanesia. At the end of 2010 he returned to Australia, and was appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Mount Vincent and Weston in the Diocese of Newcastle; Keith is also a sessional lecturer at Charles Sturt University (St Mark's National Theological Centre, Canberra). He was installed as Dean of Darwin on 8th November 2013. The Reverend Patricia Williams OAM, was ordained as a Deacon in 1988 in the Diocese of the Northern Territory, and served as a Hospital Chaplain for many years. Pat was ordained as a priest in 2001, and has been Honorary Associate Priest at Christ Church Cathedral since 2004. The Reverend Michael Nixon, ThDip MBBS, was ordained Deacon and then Priest in the Diocese of Bathurst in 1970, and served in the Parish of Bourke from 1970 to 1975 before taking up missionary work in Papua New Guinea from 1975 to 1990, also qualifying in Medicine during that period while serving as Dean of the Cathedral in the Diocese of Port Moresby. From 1991 to 2003 he was Rector of Enmore & Stanmore in the Diocese of Sydney, and then was the fifth Dean of Darwin from 2003-2007. Mike is currently an Honorary Associate Priest at the Cathedral, and working full time as a Rural Medical Practitioner for the Northern Territory Department of Health. The Reverend John Hewitson is the Chaplain at Royal Darwin Hospital, and manages the CPE programme for the Northern Territory. He and his wife Anne are also experienced Spiritual Directors and guides. The Reverend Cameron West is a full-time Army Chaplain. He is ordained in the Churches of Christ; his wife Anita and children Simone and Zacharie are also members of our congregation. For further information about us, have a look at the following links: