Aspinall was ordained a deacon in Tasmania on July 25 1988 and a priest a year later. He succeeded Peter Hollingworth as Archbishop of Brisbane. He holds degrees in science from the University of Tasmania, theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity (through Trinity College (University of Melbourne) and the United Faculty of Theology), as well as a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and a PhD in education from Monash University.
Aspinall has worked as a computer programmer for the Tasmanian Education Department. He has also worked in a number of roles in the Anglican church in Tasmania and Victoria: with the Diocese of Tasmania as diocesan field officer for the Anglican Boys’ Society, the diocesan youth and education officer; deputy warden at Christ College in the University of Tasmania (1980 to 1984); director of parish education at St Stephen’s Church, Mount Waverley, in the Diocese of Melbourne (1985); assistant curate, assistant priest and parish priest in various locations in Tasmania; and director of Anglicare Tasmania (1994-1998) including two years as Archdeacon for Church and Society.
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