Rev’d Philip Bradford MA(Syd) MTh has been a Clerical Fellow since 2012. After finishing the Leaving Certificate at James Ruse Agricultural High School, Philip enrolled in an Arts degree at the University of NSW, where he was awarded his B.A. in 1969. Philip then transferred to Sydney University, completing a Master’s degree in Psychology in 1970. During this study, Philip was employed as a resident tutor at New College. In 1971, Philip began work as a psychologist (in a role that would later be called an audiologist) with the National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL). In 1983, Philip felt called to ministry, enrolling as a student at Moore College and beginning a new vocation.
After graduation in 1986, Philip’s first appointment as a curate was at the Parish of Darling Point. This was followed by an appointment to the Parish of Darlinghurst, after which Philip was appointed as a rector to the Parish of St. George’s Paddington. After nine years in this role, Philip was invited to be the Rector of All Saints Hunters Hill.
In 2012, Philip was invited to fill a casual vacancy on the St. Paul’s College Council. This was a significant time to join the council, as the College considered the creation of Graduate House as a co-residential facility.
Philip has now served on the Council for ten years, bringing the same excitement and enthusiasm to the future of St. Paul’s as he has for the past decade. He believes St. Paul’s plays a vital role as an Anglican College in Sydney that offers a place of learning and friendship for young men and women alike.
Philip is married to Rosemary, and they have four children.