Dale Appleby

...resources for Christian ministry


This web site contains a variety of articles, sermons, book reviews and other resources which may be helpful as resources for ministry, or may help you come to know Christ better. I hope you find it of benefit.  Dale

Dale Appleby has been the minister at St Mark's Bassendean, in the Diocese of Perth, since 2016.

Dale was educated in Sydney, and worked as a primary school teacher on the North Coast of NSW for three years. After studying theology at Moore College in Sydney, he was ordained in the Diocese of Perth in 1973 by Archbishop Geoffrey Sambell. He served in Fremantle and Whitfords parishes before working in Darwin at St. Peter's Nightcliff for six years. He was the Rector of Highgate parish in the Diocese of Perth for 14 years, 1988 -2003, the minister at All Saints Jakarta from 2003 - 2009, and the Rector of Willetton parish in the Diocese of Perth from 2009 - 2015.

Dale is married to Joy, who was a teacher of Indonesian and ESL. They have four married children and eleven grandchildren.


Balmain Teachers College 1964-65

Teacher's Certificate 1968

Moore Theological College 1969-72

ACT ThL (Hons) 1971

University of London BD (Hons) 1973

ACT ThSchol 1984


Diocese of Perth 1973 - 1982

Deaconed and priested (Perth) 1973

Curate St. John's Fremantle, 1974-76

Member of the Diocesan Youth Commission 1974

Rector Whitfords Parish 1976-82

Member of the Parish Ministry Commission 1980

Diocese of Northern Territory 1982-88

Rector St. Peter's Nightcliff  1983 - 1988

Trustee Nungalinya College  1983 - 1988

Visiting lecturer Nungalinya College   1983 - 1988

Member Diocesan Council Diocese of Northern Territory   1983 - 1988

Diocese of Perth 1988 - 2003

Rector St. Alban's Highgate 1988 - 2003

Member of Diocesan Council 1990-91

Chairman of CMS WA 1990-95

Served with the Protestant Christian Church in Bali (GKPB) during long service leave in ministering to their English speaking congregation in 1995

Member of Anglican Youth Ministries Board 1999 - 2000; 2002- 2003

Chairman of EFAC WA 1999 - 2002

Member of Diocesan Council 2000 - 2003

Area Dean Perth Deanery 2001 -2003

Chair Anglican Youth Ministry Team 2002 - 2003

Canon of St. George's Cathedral 2002- 2003

Diocese of Singapore 2003 - 2009

Associate Minister All Saints Jakarta 2003 -2004

Vicar All Saints Jakarta 2004 – 2009

Member Council of Gereja Anglikan Indonesia 2003 – 2009

Visiting lecturer Institut Anglikan Indonesia 2004 – 2006

Member of the Translation and Editorial Team for The Prayer Book of the Anglican Church in Indonesia 2005  - 2009

Diocese of Perth 2009 - 2015

Rector Christ the King Willetton 2009 - 2015

Diocese of North West Australia 2015

Locum tenens Dongara Mingenew Parish Aug - Sep

Locum tenens Broome Parish Sep - Dec

Diocese of Perth 2016 -

Locum tenens Bassendean Parish June 2016 - present


The Transforming Spirit Acorn Press 1989

Explaining Christian Giving Sovereign World Press 1997

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