BREAKING: New Bishop of Sandhurst
With joy and thanksgiving, Bishop Les Tomlinson has appointed Very Reverend Associate Professor Shane Mackinlay as the eighth Bishop of Sandhurst.
Shane Mackinlay was born in Melbourne in 1965, attended a local government school in Ballarat before moving to St. Francis Xavier Primary School and then St. Patrick's College where he was dux in 1982.
He studied at the Catholic Theological College and also obtained a physics degree at Monash University. He then served the parishes of Warrnambool, Hamilton, Casterton, Colac, Sebastopol and Ballarat before undertaking graduate studies in philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium where he completed a Masters Degree and a Doctorate.
Mackinlay's Episcopal Ordination is tentatively set for Wednesday. the 16th of October at 12.00pm in Bendigo.
You are all most cordially invited to attend.