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The Rev’d Peter Williams

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Position: Director, Clinical Pastoral Education Centre



Master of Theology
Flinders University

Diploma of Divinity
Adelaide College of Divinity

Licentiate of Theology
Australian College of Theology

Clinical Pastoral Educator, Level 3
South Australia & Northern Territory Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Areas of Teaching

Pastoral Studies


Ordained in 1974, Peter has wide experience of pastoral ministry in both parish and hospital chaplaincy settings.  He has served in parishes in the Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne, Adelaide, Willochra (in Australia) and Liverpool (UK).  He spent thirty two years as Chaplain to the Flinders Medical Centre and then the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Peter retired from full time ministry in 2015.  In retirement he has undertaken several locum ministries in parishes in Adelaide.

His training for hospital chaplaincy ministry included working at the Radcliff Infirmary and Churchill Hospital in Oxford and the Royal Bethlem Hospital at Beckenham in England as well as undertaking Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

He was accredited as a CPE:

  • Pastoral Supervisor, Level 1, in late 1990. In this capacity he supervised CPE participants on a one to one basis and assisted a Clinical Supervisor in CPE group programmes.
  • Clinical Supervisor, Level 2, in mid 1995. As a Level 2 Supervisor he planned and conducted CPE group programmes and supervised CPE participants as well as Acting Level 1 and Level 1 CPE supervisors.
  • Clinical Pastoral Educator, Level 3, in mid 2014. At this level he carried out the duties of Level 1 and 2 CPE supervisors as well as conducting training programmes for CPE supervisors.

Peter also holds an MTh of the Flinders University for a thesis on Theological Reflection in Ministry Supervision. He has lectured in Pastoral Care at the Bible College of South Australia and St Barnabas College in Adelaide.



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