Reverend Phillip Trouse came to us in March 2017 as our priest. He and his wife Geraldine are both teachers, and have served in 3 different parish settings, and 3 schools, over the course of their careers. Philip was a School Chaplain for 18 years, first in North Queensland, then in Melbourne. Geraldine is a Primary teacher who has a passion for creative education.
Before coming to All Saints’ Newtown they spent 8 years in the Parish of Banyule, in Melbourne. Philip’s passion is to see the church renewed for the next generation, and his giftings include teaching and pastoral care. He has a great desire to see the whole people of God share in using their gifts to serve others in the world.
Reverend Carlie Hannah is one of our Associate Priests. She has been a leader in the Movement for the Ordination of Women in the Anglican Church, and one of the first women to be ordained in Melbourne Diocese in 1983. She has led a number of parishes, both in Australia and in New Zealand. Carlie recently took vows for a Consecrated Celibate Life, and is particularly interested in meditative prayer and development of the spiritual life.
Reverend John Walz is also an honorary priest in the parish. Originally from a Baptist background, John has been recently ordained as a priest in the Anglican tradition, coming into this as a member of our parish.
Ministry is a shared task in this parish, with competent lay people who take up many tasks. Our elected leadership group, the Parish Council, consists of 12 lay people who undertake various leadership roles. Portfolios are led by different people in the areas of Liturgy, Finances, Communication, Pastoral Care.