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Gippsland

Presbytery of Gippsland

 

Welcome to the website of the Pres​bytery of Gippsland​.

The presbytery is a council of the Uniting Church within the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. We look forward to guiding you through the life and mission of this presbytery. Please call back often as we are continually updating these pages.

About Us

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

It is the only area in Victoria where the people are known by the same name – 'Gippslanders'. The only ecosystem missing from our area is a desert – otherwise Gippsland really does 'have it all'.

The presbytery has 27 parishes, making approved ministry placements for 29 people. There are 71 congregations and two faith communities. Within the presbytery there are a number of cooperating parishes: KooWeeRup-Lang Lang Parish, Neerim South Cooperating Parish and  Croajingolong Parish (all Anglican/Uniting) and the Cooperating Churches of Churchill Boolarra Yinnar (UCA, Anglican and Churches of Christ).

In addition to this, there are around 12 congregations that have a covenanted agreement or arrangement to share in, offer to, or receive ministry or hospitality from other denominations (Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran and Presbyterian). Chaplaincies in the presbytery include Fulham Correctional Centre, Monash University (ecumenical), and RAAF Base East Sale.

The presbytery has formed a partnership with Frontier Services to provide ministry in the Snowy River Patrol based at Orbost, and in the High Country Patrol based at Omeo-Swifts Creek.

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