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Below is a collection of videos created by our media team covering news and events. For more information about these videos or related news items, please contact the media team via email:


Rethinking Children's Ministry
Dave Csinos, Canadian author and children's ministry researcher,
was recently in Melbourne to run a series of workshops on
children's ministry. Dave spoke to Anglican Media Melbourne
about why the historical approaches to children's faith formation
might need to be rethought. 

Lazarus Centre Breakfast Program
The Lazarus Centre Breakfast program, run out of St Peter's
Eastern Hill in East Melbourne, feed upwards of 50 homeless
Melbournians 365 days of the year. Anglican Media Melbourne
caught up with some of the people who make the program what
it is to chat about what exactly makes it one of the most popular
breakfast programs in the city.


Reconciliation Week: Conversation with Tom Mosby
Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, chats with
Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby about reconciliation in the
lead up to National Reconciliation Week 2015, 27 May to 3 June.


Mission in Melbourne: Conversation with Ed Stetzer
Can an emphasis on mission revitalise Christian churches in
Australia? Anglican Media Melbourne spoke to American
Missiologist Ed Stetzer to find out.


An introduction to Justin Duckworth, Bishop of Wellington
After spending 25 years serving those on the very margins of
society with his wife Jenny, Justin Duckworth found himself
at the very centre of church life, as Bishop of Wellington.
Anglican Media caught up with Bishop Duckworth at a day-long
workshop for young Anglican leaders organised by Anglican
Overseas Aid. Read more


Taizé pilgrimage in Melbourne
Anglican Media spoke with Brother Alois, Prior of Taizé, an
ecumenical, international, monastic community in France. Brother
Alois and two others from Taizé were in Melbourne in February
2015 and led an all-day youth pilgrimage in inner-city
Melbourne. Read more


Summer Under the Son

Each year the Christian Missionary Society (CMS) hosts Summer
Under the Son, or SUTS, for young Melbournians. Teenagers in
the school years 7 to 12 have the opportunity to engage in bible
studies, listen to talks from missionaries, and have fun outdoors
in high-energy activities. SUTS takes place each January.
Read more


Preventing violence against women
No reasonable Christian can claim that the subjugation of women
by men is derived from the teachings of Jesus, says Dr Ree
Boddé, director of the Diocese of Melbourne's Prevention of
Violence Against Women program. Dr Boddé and the Revd. Scott
Holmes provide an update on Prevention of Violence Against


Parish renewal at St Nicholas' Mordialloc
Its art gallery space, the St Columba Gallery, is one way St
Nicholas' Mordialloc engages with its local community. St
Nicholas' is part of the Diocese's parish renewal program. Learn
more about what it is doing and how it is engaging with the local
community in this interview with vicar at St Nicholas', the
Venerable Jennie Savage. 


Conversation Corner English classes
St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne runs free English language
conversation classes that are open to anyone who wants to
improve their conversation skills. The themed discussion
classes are a useful opportunity for international students,
migrants and refugees who speak English as a second language.


Anglicans urge action on climate change
Dr Beth Heyde and Revd. Peter Sandeman discuss the motion
they moved at the Anglican Church's General Synod in Adelaide
urging the government to address the grave concern of climate
change by responding with action backed by evidence-based
science. Read more


Take more refugees, Anglicans plead
Bishop Philip Huggins, Dean of Brisbane Dr Peter Catt and Revd
Canon Sandy Grant on the Anglican Church of Australia's motion
at General Synod on asylum seekers. Read more 


General Synod 2014 - Opening Eucharist
 At the opening Eucharist of the 16th General Synod of the
Anglican Church, held at St Peter's Cathedral in Adelaide on 29
June, retiring Anglican Primate of Australia Archbishop Phillip
Aspinall of Brisbane urged General Synod to surrender personal
agendas to the greater good of the Church and its mission.
Read more


Yarra Street Pastors
A new community project, Yarra Street Pastors, aims to create a
safer environment for late night revellers in the City of Yarra.
Read more


In this video, Revd. Kim Wellard, priest-in-charge of St Matthew's
Endeavour Hills, and Ken Morgan, Coordinator for Implementation
of Vision and Strategic Directions for the Diocese of Melbourne,
talk about coaching. Each month, Mr Morgan and Revd. Welland
meet to set goals, talk through problems, and find ways of
growing the church. Mr Morgan wants to create a culture of
coaching within the church, so that people help one another to
unlock their full potential.


The role of faith in public policy
John Lenders, Labor Leader in the Legislative Council, and Revd
Dr Philip Hughes, senior research officer at the Christian
Research Association, on faith, ethics and politics. Read more


The Budget:  Foreign aid, the aged,  the young - and a
question of trust

Anglican Media Melbourne interviews the heads of Anglican
agencies Anglican Overseas Aid, Benetas and the Brotherhood
of St Laurence to gauge their responses to the 2014 Australian
Federal Budget.
Read more



New energy efficiency netwiork launched
The National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN) launched in
Melbourne on 9 May. NEEN provides seminars, workshops and
networking opportunities to faith based organisations and not
for profits to help them reduce their energy consumption,
expenditure and emissions. Visit



Polyphonic Voices, a chamber choir formed in 2013 under the
artistic direction of Michael Fulcher, held its inaugural concert on
Friday 16 May at the Trinity College Chapel: a meditation on war,
reflecting on the centenary of the start of World War. For more
information on Polyphonic Voices, visit


Children in detention
The Revd Jennifer Furphy, Vicar of St Marks Anglican Church in
Balnarring, on the Mornington Peninsula, has organised the
churches of Balnarring to toll their bells each Tuesday to protest
against the continued incarceration of children in refugee
detention centres.



Climate change
Economist Brett Parris on the social and environmental costs of
Australia's coal exports, and the impact of climate change,
particularly on the poor.



Peals of Laughter - 2014 Melbourne International
Comedy Festival

Revd. Howard Langmead, vicar of St Paul's Anglican Church
Caulfield North, has been running free laughter workshops at St
Paul's Cathedral as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. This
priest who doubles as a stand-up comedian believes that the
eleventh commandment is "Thou shalt laugh". 



Fair trade
Bek McClellan from Glen Waverley Anglican Church is Fair Trade
Australia's 2013 Supporter of the Year. As part of her prize,
she travelled to Papua New Guinea to see what life is like on a
fair trade farm. Learn about what the fair trade certification on
your tea, coffee, or chocolate means for communities in
developing countries.



Surrender Conference 2014 - "Walk Alongside"
Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne Dr Philip Freier spoke at this
gathering of Christians from diverse denominations who came
together to share ideas on justice, discipleship and the Christian
mission. Read more



#withsyria at Federation Square
Hundreds of people gathered in Melbourne's Federation Square
on 14 March for a candlelight vigil as part of a worldwide event
commemorating the third anniversary of the civil war and
humanitarian crisis in Syria. Read more


Tri Nguyen: from Brunswick to Canberra
Learn about Tri Nguyen's pilgrimage from Brunswick to Canberra,
towing a model of the boat in which he and his family attempted
to flee from Vietnam to Australia in 1982. Read more


 Professor Ross Garnaut on climate change
"...What we do in Australia over the next few months will
determine whether we help that international effort by doing our
fair share, or whether we're a drag on the international effort."
 Read more






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