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 six 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 six 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

  • 13.08.14
    The Salvation Army: Election Platform Victoria 2014

    The Salvation Army releases material ahead of this year's elections.

    Read on for more details by clicking here.

  • 23.07.14
    Victorian Inter-Church Criminal Justice Taskforce: Issues in Criminal Justice

    "This paper has been written to inform the development of a set of policy recommendations which will be presented to political parties and electoral candidates prior to the November 2014 Victorian State Election. It will also be used as background information for a brochure to be prepared for congregations and the wider community, and for other advocacy purposes.
    Drawing on discussions of the Inter-church Criminal Justice Taskforce discussions to date, the paper seeks to

    • Reflect best practice policies in each area of concern (refer to the Table of Contents for the policy areas)
    • Show how government can migrate from current practice to where we would like criminal justice policy to go
    • Provide cogent argument for policy change – the government is seeking better, more cost-effective ways than the present way. The paper outlines alternative approaches to current problems.

    The paper will be supplemented on the Victorian Council of Churches website with successor documents as they become available."

     

    Please click here for the rest of the paper (36 pages)

  • 07.06.14
    VCC Mourns Bishop John McIntyre's Passing

    Special Bulletin 

    We stand with our Anglican Community today as we mourn the passing of a beloved, Bishop, Ecumenical companion, family man and friend.

    It is with sadness that I inform you that the Bishop of East Gippsland John McIntyre, passed away yesterday after a short illness.

    Since returning to Victoria in 2006, John has endeared himself to many for his down to earth approach, whilst  maintaining a strong Spiritual life. His work as both an Anglican minister and since 2006 as a Bishop has seen him build strong relationships with many sectors of the community especially our indigenous brothers and sisters.

    He has been a strong presence in the ecumenical world working closely with Victorian Council of Christian Education (serving as immediate past Chair), Victorian Church Leaders Meetings (serving as immediate past chair) and the Victorian Council of Churches where he has contributed in many ways.

    John will be missed by all who have come to know and appreciate his wisdom, Spiritual insights and pastoral care.

    At this time we hold his immediate family in our prayers as they mourn the loss of their husband and dad.

    Rev. Ian Smith

    Executive Officer

    Victorian Council of Churches.

  • 05.06.14
    Eat Like a Refugee

    Take the challenge! Eat like a Refugee for a week to support Refugees living on the Thai-Burma Border.

     

    Eat the same rations as a refugee from Burma for one week, raise money, and show them they're not alone.

    For more: www.actforpeace.org.au/rationchallenge

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Prayers

  • Thomas Merton

    MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

     From "Through the Year with Thomas Merton"

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