Our diocese is home to hundreds of ethnic and language groups, and our Anglican community is very diverse. The diocese’s multicultural ministry is working within these diverse cultural contexts to make God’s word fully known in these communities. Today, a significant number of churches offer services in languages other than English, and more that are working to cater to the diverse cultural needs of a culturally diverse community.

Below is a list of churches that currently offer services in languages other than English. If you think you can help enrich the diocese’s engagement with Melbourne’s diverse communities, please contact Bishop Paul Barker at bishoppaulbarker@melbourneanglican.org.au

Need to get in touch with a minister who speaks your language? Here’s a list of language specialists in the diocese: Language Specialists in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

Afrikaans 

Contact: Revd Hilton Jordan
The Anglican Parish of Ferntree Gully and Rowville
Tel: 03 9764 2573
Mob: 0435 124 251
Email: hiltoncjordan@gmail.com

Contact: Revd John Webster
Croydon Anglican Parish
Tel: 03 5261 5558
Mob: 0448 499 093
Email: frjohnw@bigpond.com

 Arabic

Contact: Revd Susan Japit Abraham
Church of the Epiphany Anglican Church Hoppers Crossing

 Bahasa

Contact: Revd Yvonne Poon
St Matthias’ Richmond North
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0411 628 858
Email: yvonnepoon222@gmail.com

 Bari

Contact: Revd Susan Japit Abraham
Church of the Epiphany Anglican Church Hoppers Crossing

 Cantonese

Contact: Revd Yvonne Poon
St Matthias’ Richmond North
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0411 628 858
Email: yvonnepoon222@gmail.com

 Danish

Contact: Revd Hans Henrik Christiansen
South Yarra
Tel: (03) 9865 7557 
Mob: 0406 243 783
Email: hhchristiansen@mgs.vic.edu.au

 Dinka (Sudanese)/Kisw

Contact: Revd Jacob Deng Garang-Akech
The Parish of St Matthew’s, Glenroy/Hadfield w. St Linus’, Merlynston
Tel: (03) 9398 1005
Mob: 0412 302 811
Email: garangakech@yahoo.com

 Farsi (Persian)

Contact: Revd Khalil Razmara
The Parish of St Matthew’s, Glenroy/Hadfield w. St Linus’, Merlynston
Email: shiraz19@tpg.com.au 

 French/German

Contact: Revd Dr Rhys Stewart Bezzant
Tel: 9207 4800 Ext: 921
Mob: 0414 650 863
Email: r.bezzant@ridley.edu.au

 Greek

Contact: Revd Christos Kastaniotis
Mob: 0400 872 581
Email: ckasta@gmail.com

 Hakka

Contact: Revd Canon Robert Vun
Cathedral
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0404 855 309
Email: robert@stmatthias.org.au

 Hindi

Contact: Revd Marshal Nicholson Hereford (retired)
Church of the Ascension Anglican Church Springvale
Tel: (03) 9546 9649
Mob: 0407 243 385

 Indonesian/Malay

Contact: Revd Canon Robert Vun
Cathedral
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0404 855 309
Email: robert@stmatthias.org.au

 Kriol

Contact: Revd Dr Joy Lorraine Sandefur
St Matthias’ Richmond North
Tel: (03) 9431 4168
Mob: 0402 291 927
Email: joysandefur@yahoo.com 

 Maaori (Maori)

Contact: Revd Danny Paratene McRoberts
The Parish of St Eanswythe’s, Altona w. St Clement’s, Laverton
Tel: (03) 9398 1005 
Web: www.anglicanaltlav.org.au 

 Malayalam

Contact: Revd Vinod Victor
St Matthew’s Anglican Church
Tel: (03) 9885 4862
Mob: 0426 100 695
Email: vinodandmolly@gmail.com
Web: www.melbournecsichurch.org.au

 Mandarin

Contact: Revd Canon Robert Vun
Cathedral
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0404 855 309
Email: robert@stmatthias.org.au
Web: www.stmatthias.org.au

 

Contact: Revd Joseph Shih Tan-Hsiung
Parish of Kew/North Balwyn and Mont Albert North
Tel: (03) 9816 7100
Mob: 0402 228 886
Email: thjshih@hotmail.com

 Sinhala

Contact: Revd Cornelius Samuel
Area Deanery of Frankston & Kingston South

 Spanish

Contact: Revd Christopher William Keith Mulherin
St Alfred’s North Blackburn
Tel: (03)
Mob: 0431 330 380
Email: ChrisMulherin@gmail.com

 Swahili

Philip Higgins (retired)

Hugh Prentice

 Tagalog

Contact: Revd Geoffrey Ombian Dongalen
Area Deanery of Melbourne
Tel: (03)
Mob: 0431 748 279
Email: cagd@optusnet.com.au

 Tamil

Contact: Rev’d Lawrence Anbalagan
Tamil Christian Congregation Victoria
St Stephen’s & St Mary’s Mt Waverley
Tel: (03) 9752 7497
Mob: 0425 245 970
Email: benjul16@gmail.com

 Tongan

Contact: Revd Siosifa Mafi Tongia
Footscray Anglican Parish
Mob: 0430 574 869
Email: siosifatongia@hotmail.com

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