The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, including its Cathedral Church of St Paul and each parish or congregation or faith community within the diocese is committed to child safe practice. Our aim is that the care, the safety and the welfare of children are embedded in policies and practices throughout the diocese which reflect a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse.
This information is intended to help you if you wish to make a complaint, have been or are being abused or harassed by clergy or Church officers, including Regional Bishops, in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
In the Anglican Church, the synod (pr. [sin–uhd]), is the legislative body of the diocese, that is, the annual gathering of the clergy and lay representatives of the Diocese with the Archbishop to make decisions about our corporate life in Christ.
The Archbishop in Council is the peak governing body in the Diocese. Subject to the provisions of other relevant acts of Synod, the Council has responsibility for the temporal affairs of the Diocese.
The Melbourne Anglican Trust Corporation (the MATC) is the corporate body of Trustees constituted on 25 September 1885 under the Anglican Trusts Corporations Act 1884 (Vic) to hold property to give effect to any express trusts and otherwise for the benefit of the Church within the diocese.