The Rev’d Canon Dr Philip Raymont is Priest-in-Charge of the Parishes of Beverley-Brookton, Quairading and York, Perth.
Formally, Senior Chaplain & Head, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at Guildford Grammar School, a co-educational Anglican boarding school in Perth, Western Australia; prior to that, he was Hughes Hall’s first ever full-time Senior Tutor.
In September, 2000, after ten years as a Deputy Head and Head of residential colleges in Australian universities, and having recently completed a First Class Honours Master of Education degree at the University of Melbourne, Philip left Australia to commence a doctorate at the University of Cambridge as a Gosden Scholar at Selwyn College. His research continued his ongoing interest in the relationship between the Church and State in university education in Australia, by undertaking the first significant study of the foundations of the civic universities in England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with particular reference to the place of “residence” and the relationship of churches to these civic universities. Having completed his doctorate Philip acted as Chaplain of Selwyn College at the University while being a lecturer in the Faculty of Education. In 2007 he was appointed Senior Tutor and Fellow at Hughes Hall.
Philip has been the Chair, Board, Wollaston Theological College, the Diocesan college for education, formation and training in the Diocese of Perth. He is an elected Canon of St George’s Cathedral, Perth. He maintains his academic interests through membership of both the Australian Historical Society (AHA) and the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES). His interest in local history is sustained by membership of the Royal Historical Society of Western Australia and the Swan Guildford Historical Society.