Welcome to the website of Fr Tony Noble 🙂
This is the website of Fr Tony Noble, an Anglican priest. I grew up in Adelaide & after 10 years working in 3 jobs went to London on a typical Aussie working holiday. Whilst there I visited the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham several times, where I felt the call to be an Anglican priest. I subsequently returned to Australia & was ordained to the priesthood in 1980. My 1st parish was St Catherine’s, Elizabeth Downs – a parish threatened with closure. It was an exciting time for me. In 1984 I was invited to be the Vicar of St Mark’s, Fitzroy, in Melbourne. I enjoyed the move to Melbourne & had an amazing & wonderful 18 years there. In 2003 I was invited to be Rector of All Saints’, San Diego, California. It was a big move & I loved living in the USA. After 8 very happy years I retired as Rector of All Saints’ Church in 2011 – returning to be celebrant & preacher for the church’s centenary on June 10th, 2012. Upon my retirement the parish honoured me with the title of Rector Emeritus.
To commemorate the centenary of All Saints’ Church, a history of the parish was published in 2012. The author, Dr Stephen Cox, has kindly given me permission to publish on this website the chapter which records my ministry as Rector. Please go to the “Parishes” link at top right of this page & click on “All Saints, San Diego”.
In July 2012 I moved into my new home in St Kilda, Melbourne, which I bought for my retirement 20 years ago. I am enjoying being back in Melbourne – & following my football teams! I remain a priest of ECUSA & also of the C of E diocese in Europe. I was the Anglican priest in Heidelberg, Germany, for Lent & Easter 2012, on the staff at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in October 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, & priest-in-residence at the House of the Redeemer, NYC in June 2013 & 2014. In July 2015 I was the Anglican priest in Genoa, Italy – another fascinating experience. In June 2016 I was locum at St Thomas a’Beckett church, Hamburg. Once again I enjoyed living in a German city & exploring the area.
In January 2012 I was appointed a member of the advisory board of Global Traveler magazine, a US travel magazine. I now travel regularly back to the US & around the world, as well as in Australia. My life as a priest is recorded on this website, & my Blog will continue to be updated as I enjoy my travels 🙂
A bookmark given to me a few years ago has words which are so appropriate to my life now:
Lord, help me to accept the changes in my life. And to find in them blessings from you.