Introduction

Established in 1987, the Melbourne Anglican Foundation was the inspiration of Archbishop David Penman who thought it was critical that the Diocese look for new ways to raise funds for future ministries. An initial seventy-five members paid a joining fee which made up the corpus on which the Foundation was built.

The corpus is invested by a board of directors and provides an income stream to cover administration and staff costs and to provide for the distribution of grants to approved diocesan and parish projects.

The Melbourne Anglican Foundation supports the work of the Anglican Church in Melbourne and Geelong.

Since its inception the Foundation has evolved into administering a number of other funds:

The corpus is invested by a board of directors and provides an income stream to cover administration and staff costs and to provide for the distribution of grants to approved diocesan and parish projects.

  • The Melbourne Anglican Youth Fund
  • The Melbourne Anglican Foundation Chaplaincy Fund
  • Migrants and Refugees Settlement Fund
  • Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society
  • Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation

If you wish to take up this unique opportunity to support the Anglican Church by becoming a member of the Foundation please contact:

Executive Officer
Ms Sharon Osborne
Tel: (03) 9653 4286
foundation@melbourneanglican.org.au

 

 From the Executive Officer

 

Welcome to this year’s update on the Melbourne Anglican Foundation activities.

I am grateful for the diversity that we have been able to display in this year’s supplement. We have stories on the churches engagement with children and young families; firstly through the playgroup pilot program. I have been privileged to visit several playgroups in the past 12 months that have been established through this program (reported below).

I was also interested to read Revd Stephen Delbridge’s reflection on Hospital Chaplaincy in a younger person’s environment (over the age). The Foundation continues to support Hospital Chaplaincy in the diocese and I encourage you to make a donation through our Chaplaincy fund. This year Hospital  Chaplaincy Sunday is on 17 August.

If your parish wishes to participate in this please contact Stephen at sdelbridge@melbourneanglican.org.au We also have many other stories in our supplement that I hope you enjoy reading. Our work is a combination of many people making small and large contributions to the work of the diocese. Including the Melbourne Anglican Foundations Board who invite you to attend our Soiree and AGM to be held on 28 May at 6pm. Details and booking information can be found on the last page of this supplement.

In closing, I ask you to consider supporting our work by making a donation using the Donate now link, by downloading the form on this page or by telephone on (03) 9653 4286. Thank you for partnering with us in the ministries of the diocese.

Sharon Osborne
Executive Officer
May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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