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 …

Geelong West Building Opening – Take 3!

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Rev Luke McSeveny invites you join with Geelong West in thanksgiving for God’s provision of its new building. If you’re unable to attend please view this three minute video with thanks to our good God. The opening service is now scheduled for Friday 9th July, 7pm. Attendance is RSVP given capacity restrictions at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/160678813657

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 …