The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500 volunteers trained to respond to disasters in Victoria.
The Council’s work is assisted by Commissions. Members of Commissions are invited for their expertise and commitment to the ecumenical journey.
Membership of the Victorian Council of Churches is open to all churches whose faith and practices are in accord with the mission statement of the Council.
Each month VCC sends out an electronic newsletter covering upcoming events and latest news from around Victoria and Australia.
  • The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500...
  • The Council’s work is assisted by Commissions. Members of Commissions are invited for their...
  • Membership of the Victorian Council of Churches is open to all churches whose faith and practices...
  • Each month VCC sends out an electronic newsletter covering upcoming events and latest news from...

Welcome to the Victorian Council of Churches

The Victorian Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess to the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures and seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Read More >>

News

  • 20.07.17
    Installation of New Bishop

     Installation of New Bishop

    The Victorian Council of Churches joins with the Assyrian Church of the East in giving thanks to our Gracious God for the installation of their Bishop here in Melbourne. Last Sunday, The Rev Fr Ninos Elya was consecrated Bishop of the newly created Diocese of Victoria and New Zealand.

    Bishop Ninos Elys

    President of Victorian Council of Churches Bishop Peter Danaher with the leadership of the Assyrian Church of the East following the installation of Rev Fr Ninos Elys, Bishop of the newly formed Diocese of Victoria and New Zealand.  

     

    The Council prays that the new Diocese and Bishop will be welcomed extensions to the life and witness of our brothers and sisters from the Assyrian Church of the East. 

  • 05.07.17
    Latest NCCA Newsletter

     The latest NCCA newsletter (June 2017, Issue 2) is avalaible for viewing here.

  • 05.07.17
    Act for Peace - Donations

     The end of the financial year has come and gone but Refugees, People in Poverty and millions who suffer continue to need our support.

    Donations are still urgently required and can be tax deductable. Thank you for your continuing support.

    To donate, please visit http://www.actforpeace.org.au or Ph: 1800 025 101

  • 05.07.17
    Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation and the Ecumenical Response

    Following recent “Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation and the Ecumenical Response,” held in the Holy Land, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said input received at the meeting will influence the WCC as it refines its strategies and programmes related to just peace in Palestine and Israel. 

    The WCC will study and analyse an open letter from the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine describing the state of injustice in the Holy Land, in particular the coalition’s recommendations for how churches worldwide could potentially help bring justice and peace to Palestine and Israel.

    http://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/after-strong-input-in-holy-land-wcc-plans-to-refine-strategy-for-just-peace

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Prayers

  • Prayer for Peace in Syria

    Prayer for Peace in Syria


    God of compassion,

    Hear the cries of the people of Syria..

    Bring healing to those suffering from the violence.

    Bring comfort to those mourning the dead.

    Strengthen Syria's neighbours in their care and welcome for refugees.

    Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,

    And protect those committed to peace.

     

    God of hope,

    Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies.

    Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,

    And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all

    We ask this through Jesus Christ,

    Prince of Peace and Light of the World,

    Amen

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