LAY ROLES AND AUTHORISATIONS

As servants of God every Christian has a role to play in the ministry of the Church. For those that don’t feel the call to serve through ordination there are many other opportunities to serve, whether in governance and leadership roles in the parish or diocese, through pastoral or liturgical roles, or in other support functions in the Church. To find out more about how you can serve God, speak with your local priest or contact the Diocesan Registry.

VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT

Not every Christian will feel the call to ordained ministry but for those that do, this is a life changing and powerful experience. If you feel you have a vocation it is important to seek advice and support to help guide you through the process of enquiry and discernment.

There are people in the Diocese who can help you to decide if ordained ministry is for you:

RELIGIOUS ORDERS

If you are interested in learning more about any of the Anglican religious communities, the following have a presence in the Province of Victoria.

ANGLICAN BENEDICTINE ABBEY OF ST MARK

There are different ways of belonging  and commitment at St Mark’s Abbey. The core community of monks and nuns, committed to God by vows for life is expanded by those who respond to serve God by following the way of St Benedict with or without formal commitment and for varying lengths of time

COMMUNITY OF THE HOLY NAME

A community of Anglican Sisters who have been living, praying and ministering in Melbourne for more than 125 years. The purpose of the Community is to give glory to God and to share in the ministry of God’s healing and reconciling love through prayer and service, seeking to proclaim Jesus as Saviour and Lord.

SOCIETY OF ST FRANCIS, THE THIRD ORDER

The Third Order is an inclusive community where ALL who are called by God to follow Jesus in the Franciscan way are welcome to explore this vocation. It consists of any people, men or women, married or single, priests or laity; who through following the ordinary professions of life feel called to a life-long dedication under a definite discipline and vows.

THE MELANESIAN BROTHERHOOD

The Brothers are an Anglican Community based primarily with the Solomon Island, but now expanding into other parts of the world. Two Brothers are now residing within the Diocese of Wangaratta.

PERSONAL TESTIMONIES (coming soon)

PRAYER DIARIES

SERMONS

OTHER RESOURCES