There are five Aboriginal priests in the diocese who (alongside our normal duties) seek to educate the church and community about our people. If you would like to discuss matters of importance to First Nations people, you are invited to contact us.

The Reverend Dr Garry Worete Deverell
Trawloolway and Vicar at St Agnes’ Church, Black Rock

The Reverend Helen Dwyer
Ngarrindjeri and Chaplain at Overnewton Anglican Community College in Keilor

The Reverend Glenn Loughrey
Wiradjuri and Vicar at St Oswald’s Church, Glen Iris

The Reverend Shannon Smith
Wiradjuri and Vicar at St Christopher’s Church, East Bentleigh

The Reverend Janet Turpie-Johnstone
Gundit-jamara and academic at ACU + a board member of local Aboriginal organisations

Aboriginal clergy of Victoria also recently formed an Aboriginal Council for the Anglican Province of Victoria and wrote to the bishops concerning our aspirations for First Peoples in relation to the church. You can read the statement here.

You can contact the Aboriginal Provincial Council via email: acapv18@gmail.com

The diocese also supports two colleges in Australia’s north that train Aboriginal priests: Nungalinya College in Darwin, and Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological College in Cairns.

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