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Archdiocesan Districts of Melbourne and Northcote clergy with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios
Christmas Lessons and Carols 2023
Ecumenical Lessons and Carols Service 2023
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Romanian Orthodox Church of Saint Filotea (Highfield Road UC Canterbury)

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St. Aphrem Syrian Orthodox Church Melbourne
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Bishop Gregorios Mar Stephanos
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Diocese of Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand

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PALM SUNDAY WALK FOR REFUGEES 2023
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Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Melbourne

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St Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Yarraville

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Ecumenical Service – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023
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Hon Colin Brooks MP met with Victorian Church Leaders Network, September 2023
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Multifaith Leaders at the Multifaith Service for Unity, Cohesion, and Peace 1 May 2024
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 12-19th May 2024
Theme: “You shall love the Lord your God …and your neighbour as yourself…” (Luke 10:27)
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Welcome to the Victorian Council of Churches

The Victorian Council of Churches gathers together in pilgrimage churches which:

  • confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures;
  • seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • commit themselves to deepen their relationship with each other in order to express more visibly the unity willed by Christ for his church;
  • work together towards the fulfilment of their common mission of witness, proclamation and service.

A Council is not a Church nor a replacement for a number of Churches. It allows individual Churches to work together while maintaining their individuality. This cooperative effort is a sign to those around us that we are serious in our efforts to gain unity.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the Elders past, present and emerging. 

Quick links

VCC AGM Documents (reporting year 2023)click here

2024 Dates and events

Visit of Rev Prof Jerry Pillay – Monday June 24th, 7 for 7.30pm – 9pm
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Church Leaders meeting with Jerry Pillay
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Celebrating 75+ years of the Victorian Council of Churches, August 9th and 10th, 2024
Special guest: Victoria Turner, keynote speaker
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EVENTS.Saturday.Grassroots ecumenism
(Saturday August 10th)

A Call for Papers
for the Friday event, Ecumenism-in-Migration (August 9th). 

New on this website – ‘Ecumenism – a brief chronology, and historical overview, with particular relevance to Australia’

VCC e-news #10.2024, 20th May 2024
Back copies of VCC e-news here.

Nominations for awards and recognition 

VCLN meetings 2024 (11am-1pm)
5 June.             Hosted by UCA Vic/Tas
25 September Hosted by Melbourne Anglicans
13 November  Hosted by Victoria Quaker Centre