Jobs at PCV

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Expressions of interest and applications are open for the following roles: Church Architect – For more information and for a copy of the position description, please contact Ralph Kop (Convener, Building and Property Convener) on 0400 665 197 or Les Oliver (Church Architect) on 0417 157 784. Expressions of interest close on the 30th June 2021. Minister, Malvern Presbyterian Church …

Scotch College Museum and Archive

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John Wilson, in his capacity as the Deputy Chairman of Scotch College Council, recently attended the Grand Opening of Scotch College Museum and Archive. The Archive display says: “From the 1830s, Presbyterian churches emerged alongside Scottish immigrants. The Scots coming to Victoria brought with them beliefs and attitudes that helped shape the predominantly Protestant ethos of the colony. They were …

Brian D Bayston OAM

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(28 July 1930 – 7 May 2021) Former long-serving Law Agent of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria (1974 – 2014), loyal Presbyterian, faithful and tireless defender of the Christian faith, Scotch College Council member (31 years), Brian D Bayston OAM, died on 7 May 2021, aged 90.  His funeral service was held at Scots’ Church, Melbourne on Friday 14 May 2021.  On behalf of …

Vacant Pastoral Charge

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Scots Presbyterian Church, Colac was established in 1977. A manse and two blocks of land on Armstrong Street were gifted to a small group of members who remained committed to the Presbyterian cause. The church meets a niche ministry in Colac providing solid Bible teaching. Our hope is that we can build on this platform to draw young families and …

HCCC Good Friday Appeal

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Our Health and Community Chaplaincy Committee’s 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 …

West Geelong PC rises from the ashes

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Nearly five years ago, one of our church properties on Pakington Street, Geelong West, was torched – razed to the ground. It’s been a complex and halting journey for both presbytery and congregation with setbacks and unanticipated difficulties over the period. But now, rising from the ashes, there is an outstanding new building almost ready for occupation.  Along with presbytery …

YOUTH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR OF PRESBTYERIAN YOUTH VICTORIA (PYV): ANDREW EDMONDS

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Andrew Edmonds, Director of Presbyterian Youth Victoria. The Catechism Experience: Helping a generation to become firm in the faith. Spurgeon said, “I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times, and therefore I have compiled this little manual from the Westminster Assembly’s and Baptist Catechisms, …

John Vandenberg

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As announced at the recent General Assembly, John Vandenberg is retiring from his role as Accountant at the PCV Office from the end of October. We took the opportunity to have a chat with him. Tell us a bit about yourself / What is your professional background?I decided I wanted to be an accountant when I did Business Studies in …

Profile of the outgoing Moderator: Colin Morrow

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Moderators of the PCV Assembly are usually ministers, but you, together with your wife Alison are PIM Missionaries. Please tell us about PIM and your role as PIM Missionaries. Presbyterian Inland Mission (formerly known as Australian Inland Mission) was formed by the Presbyterian Church of Australia’s General Assembly back in 1912, 108 years ago in Melbourne. The Assembly had received …

Message from the Moderator

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Colin Morrow, 20 March 2020 Matthew 8:23 – 27 Then He got into the boat and His disciples followed Him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Lord save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little …