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Presbytery of Gippsland

The Presbytery of Gippsland covers approximately one fifth of Victoria and extends from Koo Wee Rup in the west through to Mallacoota in the east, from Philip Island and Bass Coast in the south to the Victorian High Country in the north.

In 2019 the Presbytery adopted The Fig Tree Project as our strategy of ministry and mission. It is a way of reimagining ministry; of knowing, loving and equipping each congregation for fruitfulness in the uniqueness of their own context. It enables Ministers to work in teams, each with primary pastoral responsibility for particular congregations.

We have six collegial ministry teams resourced and supported through the Presbytery via our Presbytery Ministers as team leaders. This enables our ministry agents to work in creative and flexible ways, responsive to local needs.

A unique feature of the church in Gippsland is our shared ministry with the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland. We have cooperating places across the breadth of Gippsland, sharing ministry, worship, membership and mission as disciples of Jesus.

The Presbytery has a significant relationship with Frontier Services, with patrol ministries in the High Country and Bushfire Recovery in the east, and an additional patrol ministry soon to be announced.

We partner with Uniting in mission and through resource sharing in a number of exciting and growing ways.

For more information, including the weekly Fig Tree Worship Resource, check out our web page and like our Facebook page to keep up to date with happenings around the Presbytery.

Our team

Chairperson: Ron Gowland. Email | Phone: 0419 306 601

Secretary: Debbie Bye. Email | Phone: 0408 499 046

Missional Support Resource Minister: Debbie Bye. Email | Phone: 0408 499 046

Mission Resource Minister / Presbytery eLM: Rev Deacon Peter Batten. Email | Phone: 0419 255 585

Pastoral Resource Minister: Rev Jennie Gordon. Email | Phone: 0416 152 051

Pastoral Resource Minister: Rev Arnie Wierenga. Email | Phone: 0419 553 434

Office phone: 0408 499 046

Mail: PO Box 88, Stratford, Vic, 3862