The Most Revd
|Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne|
Primate of Australia
|Birth name||Keith Rayner|
|Born||22 November 1929|
Keith Rayner AO (born 22 November 1929) is a retired Australian Anglican bishop and a former Anglican Primate of Australia.
He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane, Queensland (now known as the Anglican Church Grammar School and popularly called "Churchie").and the University of Queensland. He was ordained priest in 1953. His first post was as chaplain at St Francis' Theological College, Brisbane, followed by Queensland incumbencies in Sunnybank and Wynnum, during which time he completed his doctoral thesis on the history of Anglicanism within the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane.
In 1969 Rayner became the Bishop of Wangaratta, Victoria:he was consecrated a bishop on 24 June at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. In 1975 he was translated to the see of Adelaide, South Australia as its archbishop. During his time in Adelaide he was appointed to be an officer of the Order of Australia.
From 1990 to 1999, he was Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of Australia. He was widely appreciated for his "masterly presidential style"and as a preacher. He supported the ordination of women to the priesthood.
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