Thank you, Robyn Johnson

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Robyn Johnson has been the Pastoral Support Worker for the wives of PCV ministers since 2018. During this time, she has worked diligently and with barely a break; making herself available when needed and proactively reaching out to support, encourage and comfort ministry wives throughout the State. Last year, the Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee revised the position description to …

Reappointment of Ministry Development Officer

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At the PCV’s General Assembly in October 2021, Rev Chris Siriweera was reappointed as Ministry Development Officer of the PCV for a new five-year term, starting in 2022. The vote to reappoint was unanimous. The Assembly also resolved to “commend the work of Rev Chris Siriweera in the role of Ministry Development Officer and ask the Assembly to pray that …

Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving Notes from GAV 2021

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(From the minutes of the 2021 General Assemblies) ‘Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) SUNDAY Australian Presbyterian World Mission (Vic) Committee Responsible for Victorian Presbyterian missionaries and assisting in their support on the field and during Home Assignments, maintaining Partner Agency …

INTERVIEW WITH PCV LAW AGENT, GEOFF COX

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How did you come to be the PCV Law Agent? The Law Agent is an officer of the General Assembly. Following Brian Bayston’s retirement as the PCV’s Law Agent of 41 years I was formally appointed to the role by the Assembly in 2015. Before then, my introduction to the work of the PCV had come personally in the life …

General Assembly 5-7, 13 & 15 October 2021

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On Tuesday, 5th October 2021, Rev Peter Phillips was appointed as the Moderator of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church of Victoria. Congratulations to Peter and we look forward to having you and Lorraine represent the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. PUBLIC LIVE-STREAM:The YouTube Channel –Day 1 (5 October) https://youtu.be/X16KtHMhLqQDay 2 (6 October) https://youtu.be/gcXqtnbPxQkDay 3 (7 October) https://youtu.be/ThPfot97Sr0 Day 4 (13 …

From spiritual dishwashing to co-labouring in the Gospel

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Amy Isham – WMV Committee What the new Women’s Ministries Victoria committee structure means for you In my doctoral thesis fieldwork, I found a strange phenomenon, when I was studying women in community leadership, I found that they juggled their community work along with other work and family commitments.  Another rural researcher, Jo Little, researched women’s voluntary work and how …

General Assembly 5 – 7 October via Zoom

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Rev Philip MercerModerator The Commission of Assembly authorised me to make a decision regarding the mode of meeting for the 2021 Assembly, taking into account all relevant factors relating to the medical emergency we currently find ourselves in with COVID-19.  Having discussed the matter with the Clerk and the incoming Moderator, I have formed the view that we need to …