The Rt Revd A John Parkes AM, Bishop of Wangaratta

The Rt Revd A John Parkes AM, Bishop of Wangaratta

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The locals in the North East of Victoria like to tell visitors that this is "God's own country". While I'd never have the temerity to claim that title solely as our own, I am pleased to say that the community of God in its Anglican expression here is certainly alive and well! One thing that the North East does well is hospitality, and hospitality is in many ways at the heart of the Christian Church - welcoming people to the supper of the Lord, welcoming people to the family of Christ, and welcoming all into the Kingdom of God. I hope that through this site we are able to offer a kind of hospitality, opening up our communities to you and welcoming you to all that we have to offer in the Diocese of Wangaratta. You may be visiting our site for one of many reasons. Perhaps you are visiting the area and trying to find a church to visit. Perhaps you are a church member looking for information about how the Diocese works. Perhaps you are looking for prayer or support and stumbled across our pages. Whatever your reason, I hope that you find what you are looking for on our site. There are people across our Diocese ready to assist you, to pray for you, to welcome you, and to show you Christ's love. If you can't easily find what you need, please give the friendly staff at our Registry a call. Yours in Christ, + John Parkes