Our Governance

Our Governance

St Stephen’s is part of the Anglican Church of Australia.

The Parish is governed by the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia, and the Parishes Act 2013 of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

The Senior Minister of St Stephen’s is the Reverend Rod Morris and the Reverend Canon Hugh Prentice serves part time as Honorary Associate Minister.

The Church Warden’s are members of the congregation who take particular responsibility for the stewardship and good management of our property, finances, and material possessions.

Our Parish Council consists of the Senior Minister, the Church Wardens, and a number of congregational members elected at the Annual Meeting or appointed by the Senior Minister. The Parish Council, is chaired by the Senior Minister. Minutes of our Parish Council meetings are available on request, and recent minutes are posted on the notice board of the Church Ministry Centre.

The 2021 Parish Council consists of the Senior Minister (Rod Morris), the Church Wardens (Gus McLean, Dorothy Prentice and John Dyson), the Parish Secretary (Jo Reid), the Parish Treasurer (Dominique Gifford) and Parish Councillors (Sue Beale, Daniel Borter, Joshua Hong and Lorna Johnson).

Contact details for Parish Council members can be found in the church directory or obtained by contacting the church office.