D'Arcy Wood

Minister of religion, Person

1936 –


Who is D'Arcy Wood?

Harold D'Arcy Wood is a semi-retired Uniting Church in Australia minister and was President of the UCA Assembly from 1991 to 1994. He has been active in ecumenism in Australia and globally.

He is the son of the Reverend A. Harold Wood OBE, a Methodist then Uniting Church minister and missionary in Tonga and Olive K. Wood. He is also the brother of Monica Maughan and Elizabeth Wood-Ellem. His cousin Winston O'Reilly was the second President of the UCA Assembly.

He completed his theological education and doctorate at Princeton Theological Seminary.

From 1974 to 1988 he lectured in systematic theology and liturgy at the then Parkin-Wesley Theological College in Adelaide, South Australia. He was moderator of the Synod of South Australia from 1981 to 1983. Wood was a staff member of the Australian Council of Churches from 1969 to 1973 and president of that body from 1984 to 1988. He was also involved in the National Council of Churches in Australia since its formation.

His involvements include:

⁕member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's ethics committee

⁕member of the World Council of Churches' special commission on Orthodox participation in the WCC and he contributed to that commission choosing to operate with a consensus decision making process, having been involved in its introduction in the UCA

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Dec 9, 1936
Also known as
  • Reverend Dr Harold D'Arcy Wood
  • Tonga

on July 23, 2013


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