Parish Administrator

Fr Richard Waddell

The Reverend Richard Waddell, JCL, was born and educated in Sydney.  He studied theology at Trinity College, Melbourne, and was ordained to the ministry of the Anglican Church in 1983, subsequently serving in the dioceses of Newcastle, Wangaratta, and Melbourne.  Between 1991 and 2013, he worked as a lawyer in Melbourne. In 2013, he was ordained a Catholic priest and went to Rome for three years where he completed a Licence in Canon Law.  After his return to Australia in 2016, he served in the Archdiocese of Sydney in the parishes of Five Dock and Newtown.  On 16 January 2020, he was appointed Administrator of the Parishes of Balmain and Rozelle.  Fr Richard is a Defender of the Bond for the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney and, on 20 February 2020, he was appointed Promotor of Justice in the Tribunal of Diocesan Inquiry in the Cause of the Servant of God Eileen O’Connor.