Rev Dr David Ranson—Administrator of Broken Bay Diocese



The College of Consultors has elected Rev Dr David Ranson, 59 years, who has accepted the position, effective immediately. Ordained to the Priesthood at Tarrawarra Abbey in 1992, Fr David was later incardinated into the Diocese of Broken Bay in 2006 whilst on appointment to the Catholic Institute of Sydney where he served from 2001-2015.

As Diocesan Administrator, Fr David will lead the Diocese of Broken Bay until the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appoints a new bishop. During this period between bishops, Canon Law states that there can be no innovation, but the many initiatives of Bishop Comensoli’s can be progressed through to their conclusion, with many functions and ministries of the Church continuing as normal.