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St John's Cathedral

The Revd Desmond Cox

Desmond Maitland Cox studied for the priesthood at St John’s Theological College Morpeth New South Wales Australia and a postgraduate year at Wollaston Theological College Perth Western Australia from 1969-1974. He did Clinical Pastoral Education through Royal Perth Hospital 1974-1978 and studied Liturgy and New Testament Studies at St Georges College, Jerusalem in 1993. He was deaconed and priested for the Diocese of Perth Western Australia in 1974.

Desmond Cox has had a diverse ministry serving his curacy in an industrial parish then priest in charge of a rural parish then rector of rural parish’s then a developing new area multi cultural parish in the Diocese of Perth. For ten years he was the Regional Director of The Anglican Board of Mission based in Sydney New South Wales and was part of its transition stage in church partnership and development work with the Australian government in Asia the Pacific and the Australian Indigenous People. From there he went to develop a multicultural parish in Darwin in the Diocese of the Northern Territory Australia and built a new church, which took out every design award in the country.

He is currently on the staff of St John’s Cathedral and, as part of this ministry, was Priest in Charge of Discovery Bay for seven years. He has served as Chaplain to Ming Hua Theological College and is also chaplain to Shek Pik Prison. He is the chair of the Board of Directors of St John’s Cathedral HIV/AIDS Education Centre that has been instrumental in developing the Interfaith and Religious Leaders Conferences of the World Aids Conferences and the Asian Pacific AIDS conferences

At a Diocesan level he has sat on the Diocese of Hong Kong Standing Committee and the Committee for Mission and Evangelism. He is a founding member of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Relief Development and Advocacy Agency The Anglican Alliance

He is chaplain to the Australian and New Zealand Consulates in Hong Kong.

In the business community he has just finished a year as president of Queensway Rotary Club in District 3450 Hong Kong Macau and Mongolia, Hong Kong. He has been a Paul Harris Fellow since 1998 and has just finished a term as chair of The Rotary Foundation World Peace and Conflict Resolution for District 3450

He enjoys good conversation, good food and wine, and loves to cook and entertain.