​The Revd Duku Wolikare

Community Chaplain for Young People 

The Melbourne Anglican Foundation, through the facility of a fund named in honour of the late Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, David Penman, has appointed a Community Chaplain for Young People in the western suburbs. The Chaplain will work closely with the leadership of participating, and supporting, Anglican parishes in the area, with the goal of making a practical difference in the lives of young people in the locality, and especially those who are in circumstances of particular need.


Rev’d Duku Wolikare

Rev’d Duku Wolikare joined the Melbourne Anglican Foundation as Community Chaplain in January 2017, based in the Anglican Parish of Footscray. 
Duku’s ministry is working towards the wellbeing of principally African migrants young and older in Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

More about Duku

Duku arrived in Australia in 2001 as a refugee from Sudan, settling initially in Hobart.  He acquired a Diploma of Community Services from Clarence TAFE before training and then working as a taxi driver for passengers
with special needs.  From 2007-2011, Duku worked as settlement worker for newly arrived migrants and refugees.  In 2011 Duku enrolled at Ridley College graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry. 
In 2016 he was ordained Deacon at St Paul’s Cathedral and posted first as Curate, Epiphany Anglican Parish, Hoppers Crossing before appointed  Community Chaplain with Melbourne Anglican Foundation.

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