Anglican Archbishop of Perth Roger Herft last night notified the Perth Diocesan Council that he intends to retire a year early, on July 7, 2017, and will take accrued leave until then.
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, today thanked Archbishop Herft for his decades of dedicated service and his significant contribution in the many dioceses and ministries in which he served.
“Just as I respected his decision in October this year to step aside as Archbishop of Perth so he could focus fully on the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse inquiry into the Newcastle diocese and his time as Bishop of Newcastle, so now I respect his decision to retire early,” Dr Freier said.
“I wish Archbishop Herft and his wife Cheryl every blessing for the future.”
Read the statement by the Perth Diocesan Council here.
Read Archbishop Herft’s October statement here.