There is something for everyone in the Diocese of Wangaratta. From beautiful giftware, books and worship supplies at the Cathedral Shop, to bargains at one of the parish op shops; options for supporting your community through giving or volunteering, and church services near you, wherever you happen to be in the Diocese.
None of these what you’re after? Looking for events or the latest news? You will find details for events happening across the Diocese on our Events page – fetes, markets, flower and garden shows and musical events all feature throughout the year – or maybe a copy of the latest edition of The Advocate or News from around the Diocese is what you’re looking for.
The Cathedral Shop is located at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Wangaratta and stocks a wide range of items including cards, books, Christian gifts, candles and church supplies. For more information go to Wangaratta Cathedral Shop.
Several parishes in the Diocese operate Opportunity Shops where you can find a wide range of second hand items including clothing and household goods. To donate goods, volunteer your time or find a bargain check out the Op Shops at:
The foundation of strong communities is in people supporting each other and working together. If you would like to make a donation to support others in your community, or donate your time to help someone else, please contact the Diocesan Registry, your local parish office (link to parishes), one of our affiliated organisations such as ABM (Anglican Board of Mission), Anglicare Victoria, a School or Retirement Village to find out how you can get involved. Whatever your interests or skills are, there will be an area of need you can connect with where your contribution of money or time will make a great difference.
Throughout the year the Anglican Church supports a number of regular or emergency relief appeals, often through partner organisations here and overseas. These appeals will be promoted through the website and The Advocate, and sometimes through direct email to those on our diocesan mailing list. If you aren’t already on our mailing list and would like to be, please contact the Registry.
Each year our parishes host activities that contribute to local fundraising efforts. By participating in these events you are supporting your parish or local community as well as having a great time! Make contact with your local church or parish office to find out when the next event is on.
Many people show their appreciation for the work of the Church by making a bequest. You can make a real difference to the good work of the Anglican Church by making a Will and choosing to leave a bequest which will be a lasting symbol of your generosity. If you wish to make a bequest, please contact the Registrar to discuss your wishes.
The simple act of volunteering – giving as much of your time as you are able to spare – can make an enormous difference to someone else. You might want to volunteer in an administrative or lay ministry capacity in the church, work in the local Op Shop, or by contributing time at your local retirement village, school, community group or community support organisation. You might be able to give as little as a few hours a month or commit to regular weekly involvement – however much time you can spare and whatever your interests and skills, there will be a role for you.
To find out how you can get involved please contact the Diocesan Registry, your local Parish Office, one of our affiliated organisations such as ABM (Anglican Board of Mission), Anglicare Victoria, or a School or Retirement Village.