Pastors Networks


Pastor, we encourage you to know YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!

So many pastors are struggling, overwhelmed and burning out because they get

too much pressure

too many expectations

too little support and encouragement

almost no pastoral care for themselves and their families.

What is the answer to our needs?


The time has come for us to drop the barriers that separate us from other local pastors, priests, ministers of other denominations and traditions.The pastor in the church down your street, or the big church on the corner is on your side! We are all part of the same Church. We have acted as if we are in competition, but we all win or lose together.

Our “Ministers Fraternal” meetings have so often had no place for close relationships. There has been little or no sharing of who we really are and what we really need. Too often there has been little love and little prayer.


where we can be real, share our lives, build relationships, get to know pastors of other traditions of the Church (it’s amazing how our view of the other denominations is so prejudiced and negative, but as we get to know someone from that background we discover there is just SO MUCHwe have in common!)

In this situation we can share our faith in Jesus, our common vision for the Kingdom and pray together for our community and for one another.

Value each other’s different congregations and styles, but start celebrating our unity in Christ. There is ONE CHURCH. THIS IS THE REAL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST!

CONTACTS: Listed below are a number of Pastors Prayer Fellowships around Melbourne.

If there is not one near you, there may be the name of a pastor who is interested in beingin a group or interested in starting a group.

If there is no-one listed, why not approach one or two pastors you know, and just start!- an hour a week? 30 mins. sharing + 30 mins. praying- a longer time (weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly?) have a meal/ time in simple worship/ share your journey of faith, your vision/discuss how you can support each other/ pray together

PASTORS PRAYER GROUPS In the Municipal Areas of Melbourne

BANYULE: Heidelberg/Diamond Valley/Greensborough/Watsonia/Ivanhoe/ Rosanna AREA CONTACT: Ian Wilson, Rosanna Uniting Church 204 Lwr Plenty Rd, Rosanna 3084 - 9457 6114; Greensborough Pastors Prayer Fellowship; Leader: Craig Anderson COC Greensborough 9467 3456; Rosanna Pastors Prayer Fellowship Contact: Ian Wilson Rosanna Uniting9457 6114

BAYSIDE:Brighton/Beaumaris/Black Rock/Sandringham/Hampton/Gardenvale AREA CONTACT: Paul Kent, Bayside Community Church, PO Box 244, Brighton 3186 -9580 9835; Brighton Pastor's Prayer Fellowship;Paul Kent, Bayside Community Church Brighton

BOROONDARRA: Ashburton/ Burwood/Box Hill Nth/Surrey Hills/Kew/Camberwell/Hawthorn AREA CONTACT:Peter McHugh, Camberwell CityChurch9888 8778; Burwood Minister's Association (Prayer Fellowship) Leader: David Bradley, Wattle Park Chapel9808 2728; Ashburton Pastor's Leader:Haydn Blaess Ashburton Lutheran9568 2107

BRIMBANK: Keilor/Sunshine/St Albans/Sydenham/ArdeerAREA CONTACT: ALAN YORK, Keilor CCC PO Box 14, Keilor 3036- 9331 5660; Sunshine Pastor's Fellowship Leader: Larry Blackmore9364 8927; Brimbank Minister's Fellowship Leader:Alan York, CCC Keilor9331 5660

CARDINIA:Pakenham/Cockatoo/Upper Beaconsfield/ Beaconsfield/ Bunyip/Lang Lang; AREA CONTACT: Ian Battersby, St James Anglican, 7 Jan-Maree Ct, Pakenham 3810- 5941 1013

CASEY: Berwick/ Endeavour Hills/ Hampton Pk/ Cranbourne; AREA CONTACT: Chris Duff, St Matthews Anglican, 1 Magra Pl, Endeavour Hills 3802- 9700 2349; Casey Pastor's Prayer Fellowship Leader: Peter Woods,St Matthews, Anglican, Endeavour Hills

DAREBIN: Coburg/Thornbury/Preston/Northcote/Reservoir/Fairfield; AREA CONTACT:Larry Holt, Thornbury Church of Christ, 426 St Georges Rd, Thornbury 3071-9484 2918; Pastor's Prayer Group: Larry Holt, Thornbury Church of Christ,9484 2918

FRANKSTON: Seaford/Frankston/Langwarrin/Carrum Downs; AREA CONTACT: Rick Paynter, Gateway Family Church,23 Poplar Gv,Langwarrin 3910-9789 4534; Frankston Pastor's Prayer Fellowship Leader: Rick PaynterGateway Family Church

GLEN EIRA:Caulfield/McKinnon/Mt Waverley/Bentleigh/Elsternwick/Balaclava/Ormond' AREA CONTACT: Richard Kasperczyk, Eastleigh Community Church, 216 E. Boundary Rd, E. Bentleigh 3165; Caulfield Pastor's Prayer Fellowship; Leader: Michael Whorton, Balaclava Presbyterian 9527 3270; Glen Eira Pastor's Prayer Group Richard Kasperczyk, Eastleigh Community Church9642 4555

GREATER DANDENONG: Dandenong/Noble Park/Springvale/Noble Park; AREA CONTACT:Alan Hughes, St Michaels Dandenong,1472 Heatherton Rd, Dandenong3175-9792 4925; Dandenong Fraternal/ Prayer Fellowship Leader: Alan Hughes, St Michaels Anglican 9792 4925

HOBSON’S BAY:Altona/Laverton/Newport/Spotswood/Willianstown; AREA CONTACT: Johnde Blank, Christ Church Newport, 8 Speight St, Newport 3015- 9391 1206; Newport Pastor's Prayer Group: Contact: Mark Barnard,Hobsons Bay AOG9391 8643

HUME: Sunbury/Broadmeadows/Bulla/Campbellfield/Craigieburn/Tullamarine; AREA CONTACT: David Michaels, Broadmeadows COC, 45 Lyndhurst Rd, Gladstone Pk,3043- 9330 0184; Sunbury Pastor's Prayer Fellowship, Milton Oliver 9740 8799; Westmeadows/Gladstone Park Prayer GroupDavid Michael CRC 9330 0184

KINGSTON: Chelsea/Mordialloc/Mentone/Cheltenham/Moorabbin/Heatherton/Dingley/Parkdale/Highett/ Westall/ Clarinda/Sth Clayton/Braeside; AREA CONTACT: Rob Buckingham, Bayside Community Church, PO Box 500, Cheltenham 3192- 9585 2455 - Kingston City Pastor's Fellowship- Rob Buckingham Bayside Community Church 9585 2455

KNOX: Knox/Boronia/Wantirna/Rowville/Ferntree Gully/Upper FTG/The Basin; AREA CONTACT: Brian Shields, Rowville Anglican67 Park lane, Mt Waverley, 3149- 9807 2327; F. 9888 3191; Knox Minister's AssociationChris SuttonEastside AOG9720 2099; Rowville FellowshipBrian Shields, Rowville Angl.9807 2327; Boronia Minister's GatheringContact:Edwin Lang, St. Paul’s Boronia (Anglican)9761 1797

MANNINGHAM:Doncaster/Donvale/Templestowe/Bulleen/Warrandyte/Wonga Pk; AREA CONTACT: Richard Kerridge,Liberty Christian Church,19 Grevillea Rd, Doncaster E.,3109-9841 9410; Manningham Minister's Association Capt. Eddie HolmanDoncaster Pastor's Prayer Fellowship contact: Richard Kerridge, Liberty F/ship, Donc E.9841 9410

MARIBYRNONG:Footscray/Gladstone Pk/Yarraville/Braybrook/Maidstone; AREA CONTACT: Kevin Forlong, Westside Christian Centre,PO Box 117, West Footscray 3012 -9318 4477; Western Pastor's Prayer Fellowship Leader: Kevin ForlongWestside Christian Centre (AOG)

MAROONDAH:Ringwood/Warranwood/Heathmont/Balwyn/Bayswater/Croydon; AREA CONTACT: Capt. Don Stelling, Ringwood Salvo, 53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood9870 0720; Maroondah Minister's Group Leader:Amy Turner,Warranwood Anglican

MELBOURNE CITY:City Centre/Carlton AREA CONTACT: Alan Baker, Swanston St Church, 194 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000- 9663 3884

MELTON: Melton/Diggers Rest/Rockbank; AREA CONTACT: Ian Hickingbotham, Melton Uniting Church, 19 Yuille St, Melton9743 5696; Melton Fraternal Ian HickinbothamMelton Uniting 9743 5696

MONASH:Mulgrave/Oakleigh/Chadstone/Glen Waverley/Mt Waverley/Clayton/ AREA CONTACT: Craig Semple Clarinda Baptist,124 Bourke Rd, Clarinda,3169-9557 4780; Clayton Fraternal/Prayer Group contact:Craig Semple, Clarinda Baptist9557 4780 Waverley Pastors Prayer FellowshipMonthly Prayer for community in Civic Centre (lapsed)

MOONEE VALLEY:Essendon/Ascotvale/Moonee Ponds/Newmarket/Strathmore/Keilor E`; AREA CONTACT: Mark Simpson, Glenbervie Baptist 6 Woodvale Cl., Essendon3040-9379 3662; Pastor's Prayer Fellowship Contact: Mark Simpson Glenbervie Bapt.9379 3662

MORELAND: Glenroy/Fawkner/Pascoe Vale/Moreland/Brunswic/Coburg; AREA CONTACT: John Rigby Glenroy Wesleyan MethodistGlenroy Ministers AssociationContact:Dave Wilson 9350 4655

MORNINGTONMornington/Dromana/Rosebud/Rye/Sorrento/RedHill/Hastings/Baxter; AREA CONTACT: Andrew HopeMornington Uniting,12 Tallis Dv, Mornington,3931-5975 6121; Mornington Clergy Group Contact:Ken Parker St Peters Anglican Church,5975 0198; Dromana Clergy GroupPeter WilliamsSt Mark’s Dromana,5987 2856

NILLUMBIKPanton Hills/Diamond Creek/Hurstbridge/Eltham; AREA CONTACT:Peter Ness,Hurstbridge Life Centre, PO Box 123, Kangaroo Ground 3097 - 9718 1630; Hurstbridge/Panton Hill FellowshipContact: Geoff Pittaway,Panton Hills Anglican,9719 7438

PORT PHILLIP:Sth Melbourne/St Kilda/Albert Pk/Balaclava/Elwoood/Pt Melbourne; AREA CONTACT:Derek Snibson St Lukes Anglican, 210 Dorcas St, Sth Melb3205-9699 7869; Area Pastor's FellowshipDerek Snibson9699 7869

STONNINGTON:Armadale/Malvern/E. Malvern/Prahran/Toorak/Sth Yarra; AREA CONTACT:Jim Minchin Holy Advent Anglican Church, 5 St Georges Rd, Armadale,3143- 9509 1523; Stonnington West Minister's Support Group:David Head,St MartinsAnglican, HawksburnMalvern Minister's FellowshipContact: Jim MinchinHoly Advent, Malvern9509 1523

WHITEHORSE:Blackburn/Burwood E./Box Hill/Forest Hill/Nunawading/Mitcham/Vermont; AREA CONTACT: Rob Carter, St Alfreds Anglican, POBox 1066, Nth Blackburn, 3130- 9894 1781; Whitehorse Pastor's Prayer GroupRob CarterSt Alfred’s Balckburn Nth (Angl) 9894 1781; Blackburn Sth Pastor's Prayer FellowshipRev. Keat Seng Teoh,Evang. Chinese Church, Blackburn Sth 9877 3988

WHITTLESEA: Bundoora/Thomastown/Mill Park/Epping/Whittlesea; AREA CONTACT:Serafim Antoniou, Open House Christian Fell., PO Box 334, Bundoora 3083 -9401 2895 Pastor's Prayer Group for the City of WhittleseaSerafim AntoniouOpen House FellowshipThomastownMill Park & District Clergy FellowshipLeader:Chris Mitchell,AnglicanMill Park9436 4800; Whittlesea Pastor's Group:(local)Peter Greenwood, Whittlesea Uniting9716 2330

WYNDHAM:Werribee/Hoppers Crossing/Laverton; AREA CONTACT: Mal MacLeod,Werribee AOG PO Box 504, Werribee, 3030-9748 9177;Fx.9748 9211; Pastor's Prayer Group:Geoff Needham, Hoppers Crossing 9749 4945

YARRA:Richmond/Fitzroy/Collingwood/Abbotsford; AREA CONTACT:Major Colin Gaskin, Collingwood Salvation Army 9482 2172

YARRA RANGES:Montrose/Healesville/Mt Evelyn/Lilydale/Mooroolbark/Yarra Jn/Belgrave/Monbulk/ Kallista; AREA CONTACT: Ian RichardsonLife Ministry Centre, PO Box 553 Lilydale, 3140-9726 8111; Belgrave Fraternal/ Prayer FellowshipIan Weickhardt, St Martins Belgrave Hts9754 7862; Chirnside Park/Mooroolbark Pastor's Prayer FellowshipGraham NelsonLife Ministry Centre 9726 8111; Mt Evelyn Pastor's FellowshipLeader:Alan Meyer,Mt Evelyn Church of Christ9736 2323; Montrose Pastor's Fellowship JohnHouston, Montrose Christian Fellowship 9761 9888

Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2007 23:48


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