Ranging from the Southern city bank of the Yarra River to Portsea, and from the shore of Port Phillip Bay to the Monash Freeway, the Southern Region borders the Eastern Region and the Diocese of Gippsland.

This Region, consisting of 69 Parishes (75 churches) and significant Sector ministries encompasses old established areas of Melbourne as well as parts of Melbourne's growing edge on greenfield sites.

Some Parishes enjoy the challenge of responding to missional possibilities provided by urban regeneration through increasing population density or new development in areas where ten families per week may be taking up residence in newly built homes. Other Parishes respond to situations ranging from static settled populations with little change, or the presence of a significant tertiary student population, or the arrival of refugees, or all three. Sector ministry leaders engage in ministry extensively through schools and hospitals.

The part-time Regional Youth Officer works across all Parishes in the Region and as Diocesan Children and Families Officer, offers support to Regional Parishes in that regard.

Ministry and mission are undertaken by a good team of Ordained and Lay leadership working well with their Regional Bishop. Central to this is the work of the Regional Council, the Archdeacons and Area Deans. Four Archdeaconries, each with an outstanding Archdeacon, form the key structures within the Region. Most has sufficient range of Parish worship style to suit people looking for a local spiritual home.

Regional map

Ranging from the Southern city bank of the Yarra River to Portsea and from the shore of Port Phillip Bay to the Monash Freeway, the Southern Region borders the Eastern Region and the Diocese of Gippsland.

Shown below in a lavender shade is the Southern region of the Diocese.

 

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