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…

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…

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…

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.

Leonie Buchanan

Leonie has been a member of St. Andrew’s Parish for close to 70 years, her Grandparents being Foundation Members. She has taken on many roles over the years, teaching Sunday School as part of the Children’s Ministry through GFS, was President of Mothers Union, played Tennis for St. Andrews squad, was a member of Young…

Geoff Dodgshun

Geoff is married to Jeanette and they have a daughter, Anna and a grand-daughter, Jesse. He retired in 2008 after 34 years with Australia Post. Geoff has been a member of the Parish since 1987 and long time Convenor of the Property & Maintenance Committee. When Geoff is not working on maintaining the church &…

Liz Gibbs

Elizabeth (or as she prefers, Liz) has been a member of the St. Andrew’s Parish since 1987. Prior to this she played tennis for the St Andrew’s squad. Liz is married to David who was a school principal. Liz had a similar vocation, she loves teaching having retired in 2008. Now a days Liz loves…

Dianna Konzag

Dianna has been attending St. Andrew’s since she moved to Essendon from Broken Hill in 1969. She worked as an Integration Aid, with Special Needs Children for 21 years. Dianna is a welcomer at 8am and assists with Holy Communion. She also currently serves as Child Safety Officer, is a member of the Mainly Music…