Our diocese is home to hundreds of ethnic and language groups, and our Anglican community is just as diverse. The diocese’s multicultural ministry is working within these diverse cultural contexts to affirm God’s word in these communities. Today, you will find a significant amount of churches that 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 Ken Hutton at khutton@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.

​Acehnese

The Parish of St Mary Caulfield with St Clement Elsternwick
Contact: Revd Dr Mark John Durie
Tel: 03 9532 8129
Mob: 0425 768 786
Email: mark@oaktreeanglican.org.au

Afrikaans 

The Anglican Parish of Ferntree Gully and Rowville
Contact: Revd Hilton Chester Jordan
Tel: 03 9764 2573
Mob: 0435 124 251
Email: hiltoncjordan@gmail.com 
 
Surfcoast Anglican Parish
Contact: Revd John Kelsey Webster
Tel: 03 5261 5558
Mob: 0448 499 093
Email: frjohnw@bigpond.com

Amoyese

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

Arabic

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

​Bahasa

St Matthias’ Anglican Church Richmond North
Contact: Revd Yvonne Poon
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Email: yvonne@stmatthias.org.au 

​Bari

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

Cantonese

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

Danish

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

​Dinka (Sudanese)/Kisw

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

Dutch

Contact: Revd Dr Mark John Durie
Tel: (03 9532 8129
Mob: 0425 768 786

​Farsi (Persian)

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

​Frence/German

Contact: Revd Dr Rhys Stewart Bezzant
Tel: 9207 4800 Ext: 921
Mob: 0414 650 863

Greek

Contact: Revd Christos Kastaniotis
Mob: 0400 872 581

Hakka

St Matthias’ Richmond North
Contact: Revd Canon Robert Vun
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0404 855 309
Email: robert@stmatthias.org.au

Hindi

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

Icelandic

Contact: Revd Dr Mark John Durie
Tel: 03 9532 8129
Mob: 0425 768 786

​Igorot/Ilocano

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

​Indonesian/Malay

St Matthias’ Richmond North
Contact: Revd Canon Robert Vun
Tel: (03) 9427 9764
Mob: 0404 855 309
Email: robert@stmatthias.org.au

Kriol

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

​Maaori (Maori)

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

Malayalam

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

Mandarin

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

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

Holy Trinity Coburg
Contact: Revd Zhang Wen Chao (John)
Tel: (03) 9354 1439
Mob: 0425 794 059
Email: joeystraighthair@hotmail.com

Sinhala

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

Spanish

Ridley College Melbourne
Contact: Revd Christopher William Keith Mulherin
Tel: (03)
Mob: 0431 330 380
Email: ChrisMulherin@gmail.com

Swahili

Contact: Revd Kenneth William Prentice

Tagalog

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

​​Tamil

Tamil Christian Congregation Victoria
St John’s East Malvern

Contact: Revd Asirvatham Samuel Bennett Balasingh
Tel: (03) 9752 7497
Mob: 0425 245 970
Email: benjul16@gmail.com

Tongan

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

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