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: firstname.lastname@example.org