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.

PCV Ministry Family Camp Returns to Phillip Island in 2023

27 September 2022Rev Phil Court, Convener

After a hiatus of three pandemic-restricted years, the Ministry Family Camp is scheduled to return!

The PCV’s Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee has secured the old stamping ground

Phillip Island Adventure Resort

for the three days of:

Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 April 2023

Here’s an opportunity for our pastors, wives and children to come together in fellowship to relax, socialise, maybe try out some of the resort’s adventures, and generally recharge the batteries.

If that describes you and appeals to you, then save the dates as you plan for 2023.  You can find out more about the camp location and facilities here.

Detailed planning for the camp has now commenced.  Once that is complete, further information, including fees and application forms will be released.

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Welcome to the PCV Ministry Wives’ Chaplain: Kellie Davis

3 March 2022

The Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of Kellie Davis as our Ministry Wives’ Chaplain. 

We selected Kellie from a strong field of applicants.  She has a passion for ministering to women, an excellent mix of qualifications, and a robust life experience, including being a minister’s daughter.  She is married with three school-aged children, with all the joys and challenges that brings.

Kellie Davis (on right) with her husband Matt and their three children

The role Kellie will take on

Last year, after conducting a survey of ministry wives, the committee revised and updated the job description for their pastoral support.  There is now a sharper definition of scope so as to provide encouragement, support and assistance where it is most needed.  We recognise that women whose husbands are providing parish ministry face unique challenges and stresses that are often beyond the pastoral care capacities of their Sessions.

Kellie’s chaplaincy is available to all women whose husbands are employed within the PCV in paid parish ministry, or are in training for such a role.  This includes the wives of home missionaries, licentiates and ministry candidates, as well as ordained ministers in paid parish ministry.  This means Kellie will be available as a chaplain to around 100 women.

The working arrangements

Kellie commences work on Monday 21 March.  She is employed on a three-year contract for three days a week. 

Her working days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM (excluding public holidays). 

From 21 March, Kellie’s contact details are:

Please join us in welcoming, supporting and praying for Kellie as she takes up her chaplaincy to ministry wives throughout Victoria.

REV PHILIP COURT

Convener
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 will be held across the churches in Victoria on Friday 15th April 2022.

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: hccc@pcv.org.au
Mr Ashley Manly, HCCC Chaplaincy Support Worker: chaplaincy@pcv.org.au