We are a warm, welcoming & inclusive church in the Anglican tradition. A loving community where all people are invited to grow in relationship with God and one another.

Rev’d Michael Danaher

Michael was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne on 6 February 2016, and was ‘priested’ on 26 November 2016. He is passionate about ministry, in particular preaching the Scriptures, celebrating the Eucharist and making pastoral visits to people in need. Michael is single, but he has has three adult children (a daughter and…

Jim Alley

Jim is an Essendon native who has been a member of the St. Andrew’s Parish for more than 5 Years. He is married to Wendy, has one son and 2 grandchildren. Music has been a lifelong passion of Jim’s founding a band with this brother, The Kontiki’s. After retirement Jim took on the responsibility of…

Peter Brown

Peter has been a member of the St. Andrew’s Parish for more than 30 years. He is a skilled tradesman who enjoys maintaining the church grounds along with Geoff. Peter regularly attends church functions where he enjoys the activities and fellowship of other parishioner’s. Peter is passionate about Bible Studies lead by Fr. Michael. He…

Lanetter Engeler

Lanette fist attended St. Andrew’s Parish in 1956 for Evensong where she met her husband John. They were married in 1961, moving away from the district. Lanetter returned to Essendon in 2012 after John’s passing. She was appointed to Parish Council in 2014, where Lanette found the position both challenging and rewarding. In 2017 Lanette…

Kay Harrison

Kay joined St. Andrew’s Parish in the early 1970’s when she began teaching at the adjacent Kindergarten. In the 1980’s Kay joined the Vestry team, providing support for the local parishioners until her retirement at the end of 2016. Kay thought that would be her final farewell contributing at the parish, especially since she taught…

David Parker

David has been a member of the St. Andrew’s Parish for more than 20 years. He is married to Margaret, has two daughters and a grandchild. David was the first person in his family to attend university, completing a Degree in Commerce with Honours at Melbourne University. He continued studying Law whilst teaching at the…

Dan Stachlewski

Dan has been a regular member of the congregation since he was married to his wife Pamela at St. Andrew’s in 2012. He currently serves on the Parish Council as Parish Secretary & manages Information & Communication data for St. Andrew’s Website & Social Media. Dan has almost completed his Bachelor of IT Degree at…

Tim Anderson

Tim is a local lawyer who has been a member of the congregation for 30 years. He has served in most roles within the parish over the years and he and his partner Sandra are regular members of the 8am congregation.