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.

Thank you, Robyn Johnson

5 January 2022

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 better reflect our fast-changing environment.  As a result, the new position, titled Ministry Wives’ Chaplain, was advertised and will commence with a new appointee in March this year.

Robyn is currently on leave.  She will resume work on Monday 14 February for a final fortnight, concluding on Friday 25 February.  If you wish to contact her during that fortnight, her working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On behalf of the Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee, I thank God for Robyn’s service and I wish her every blessing for the future.


Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee

Hospital Chaplains

  • Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Austin Hospital Heidelberg – Rev Ignatius Bagoes Seta
  • Barwon Health – Rev Andrew Bray
  • Bendigo Hospital – Rev and Mrs P & S Burns
  • Calvary Health Care at Bethlehem, Caulfield – Rev Philip Chang
  • Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital – Rev G Vanderwert
  • Kyabram Hospital – Rev Kyung Ee
  • Shepparton Hospital – Rev Kyung Ee
  • St John of God Ballarat – Rev G Vayne
  • St John of God Bendigo – Rev and Mrs P & S Burns

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

Good Friday Appeal

The Good Friday Appeal is an annual opportunity to seek the financial support for the provision of Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care ministries within our state. We consider this partnership opportunity both a privilege and a blessing.

Monies received from the Appeal each year are a vital component of our Committee budget, allowing us to support and grow the wider work of Presbyterian chaplaincy across our state. The HCCC’s current field of work covers public hospitals, the deaf community, prison visitation, university ministries, police stations, emergency services and the provision of pastoral care for our own ministry families. This year our Good Friday Appeal was held across the churches in Victoria on Friday 2nd April 2021.

For more information

If you would like more information about Presbyterian Health and Community Chaplaincy in Victoria, please feel free to contact us.

Rev Phil Court, HCCC Convener:
Mr Ashley Manly, HCCC Chaplaincy Support Worker: