Health and Community Chaplaincy Committee

  • The Health and Community Chaplaincy Committee oversee Presbyterian staff and volunteer chaplains in hospitals, aged care, the police, prisons, the CFA, sporting organisations, the deaf community and universities across Victoria.
  • The Committee also pastorally support Presbyterian ministry families through the work of our Ministers’ Wives Pastoral Support Worker and through the provision of camps and retreat groups for ministers and their families.
    Pastoral Support Worker- Ministry Wives: Mrs Robyn Johnson
    Phone: 0413 275 555
    Email: robyn.johnson@pcv.org.au

  • Here is a link to our latest video about the work of HCCC. This three minute video was produced for our 2018 Good Friday Appeal.

The HCCC and chaplains meeting in December 2016
Northern Health: Mrs Christine Le Page
Email: Christine.LePage@nh.org.au

Western Health:
Sunshine Hospital Mr Ian Waller
Email: Ian.Waller@wh.org.au

Royal Children’s Hospital:
Mrs Gita Dickinson
Email: Gita.Dickinson2@rch.org.au

Mrs Suzanne Oakes
Email: Suzanne.Oakes2@rch.org.au

“For I was hungry
And you gave me something to eat …
I was a stranger
and you invited me in …
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison
and you came to visit me.”
Matthew 25:35-39
  • Support for Ministers and their families

    HCCC also pastorally support ministers and home missionaries and their families in various ways. The ministry family camp, Ministry Family Assistance (MFA) free counselling program and occasional book distributions are some of the ways HCCC does this. For further information on these initiatives, contact the HCCC administrator, Anne Harvey at hccc.admin@pcv.org.au

  • Ministry Family Camp

    Each year, in the second week of Term 3 school holidays, HCCC run the Ministry Family Camp.
    The camp is 4 days of fun, teaching and fellowship for Presbyterian ministers, home missionaries, ministry assistants, metro trainees, missionaries and candidates and their families.

Campers at the 2016 Ministry Family Camp
  • The 2018 Ministry Family Camp will run from Monday 1st October – Thursday 4th October at a new venue for the PCV, the CYC Forest Edge Campsite in Neerim East (120km from Melbourne).

  • Information packs and registration forms will be posted out to those eligible to attend in July.
  • For more information
    If you would like more information about Presbyterian Health and Community Chaplaincy in Victoria, please feel free to contact us.
  • Mrs Kathy James, Chaplaincy and Pastoral Co-ordinator: chaplaincy@pcv.org.au
    Mrs Anne Harvey, Administrator and Camp Co-ordinator: hccc.admin@pcv.org.au