Welcome at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church

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St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Camberwell, Welcomes You

“I have come in order that you might have life, and life in abundance”                                  (John 10:10)

Our church of St. Dunstan’s acknowledges that we meet, worship and work on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to their Elders – past, present and those to come – acknowledging the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play, physically and spiritually, within Australia and the Anglican community.

163 Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124

We are an Anglican Church community which aims to:                                    Honour Christ, Grow in Faith, Share Life, and be a Living Hope

We are part of the Anglican Church of Australia, part of the world wide Anglican Communion, and a parish within The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne,  we are a diverse and inclusive group of people, of all ages, who share a love of God  working together to make meaningful connections with our community. One part of our diversity stems from having children sharing with us in church.

We have joined the Canterbury Council of Churches, which exists to promote awareness in life and mission of all Christ’s people, seeking to make unity more apparent than our divisions; to initiate and give encouragement to local ecumenical projects; by providing a forum where member churches can together develop methods of decision-making.

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If you are looking for a church, come and see us on Sunda our service times are 8:00am or 9:30am most weeks.                                                                          

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MISSION ACTIVITY

Support of Missions

The parish provides a range of practical and financial support to various mission activities, including:-

  • Christmas Bowl Envelopes for the National Council of Churches
  • Lenten appeal envelopes for ABM
  • Weekly and special Christmas and Harvest Festival food collection for Camcare
  • “Sock Sunday” – donations of socks, jocks and warm clothing
  • Craft Group gifts to Swaziland Mission and Seafarers Mission
  • Mothers Union support for African MU projects
  • Emergency Anglicord Appeals
  • Support for Bush Church Aid
  • Anglicare Victoria
  • Benetas
  • Samaritan’s purse

The parish is engaged in an extensive range of mission activities as follows:

mainly music©

This was established at St Dunstan’s in July 2008 and provides an excellent Christian outreach. We are supported by our Curate and members of Caritas who assist with morning tea as well as three parishioners who bring their children to the session.  Our one session takes place on Wednesdays at 11am in the church itself.  We average 18-22 attendees each week (8-10 families).  We do little or no advertising except through our website and that of mainly music.  It is a very strong parish activity and we work hard to translate this membership into more commitment to the community as a whole by invitations to other parish activities.

Children’s Clubs

We run Christmas Club each year which are aimed at ages 4-8 year olds.  These are great outreach sessions which enable us to link in with families who seldom or never come to church otherwise.

St Dunstan’s Kindergarten

The kindergarten has two 4 year old groups, which meet through the week in the kindergarten building, and two 3 year old groups, which meet in the hall.  Michele Daniel is Director of the kindergarten and teaches the 4 year olds, with an assistant.  Donna Gallus teaches the two 3 year old groups also with an assistant.

Church and kindergarten have quite a lot of interaction.  The Vicar is President of the kindergarten committee,   Rosemary Hicks is church representative.  Both Church and committee enjoy a pleasant, effective relationship.  Church and kindergarten share and invite each other to different functions, such as our kindergarten service in August, children’s church with some of the kindergarten groups, the kindergarten Christmas Service, and  various social and fund raising occasions for each. Children enjoy talking about their experience of going to a church service, when they return to their kindergarten.

Camcare

This is a group based in Ashburton which provides practical care to disadvantaged families, along the lines of Anglicare Victoria.  Parishioners donate food stuffs weekly which are taken to the Camcare facility for distribution.

Once a year on “Sock Sunday” socks and jocks are collected for distribution to the needy.

Ministry to the Elderly

This takes two forms.  The Vicar, accompanied by parishioners, regularly visits local aged care facilities for services of Holy Communion.  There is also a pastoral care activity with the Camberwell Gardens facility.  Each Thursday at 11am there is a service of Holy Communion attended by residents of Camberwell Gardens, preceded by morning tea.  This ministry,  is highly valued by the residents from Camberwell Gardens and some of their staff, and it has a special place for parishioners who assist in the organisation and also in the fellowship with our visitors. With an aging population there is much scope for the development of this ministry to the elderly.


ABUNDANCE – WEEKLY NOTICES

This page contains articles from our weekly news sheet Abundance. There are diary dates, notices about our church life and interesting reflections and articles - Please take a look! But note this is not the colourful PDF version ,if you would like an email copy, please contact Stephen at srrdhamilton@bigpond.com or contact our curate Anne at curate@stdunstans.org.au

Last Sunday of Epiphany – Transfiguration          11th February, 2018

Sentence:

It is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.             2 Corinthians 4.6

Prayer of the Day:

Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer of the Week:

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: give us grace that we may always thankfully receive the benefits of his sacrifice, and also daily endeavour to follow

the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYERS ON OUR HEARTS AND MINDS

Anniversary of the Faithful Departed:

Lesley Laing, Jean Hogarth, Joan Taylor, Alan Newton and William Leeming.

We also pray for those who are being persecuted for their faith, those who are impacted by war, abuse, hunger, loneliness, imprisonment, illness and suffering, and for those who mourn.

Diary Notes

This Week      Sunday 11th February – Transfiguration of Our Lord8:00 am Eucharist – followed byBreakfast between services9:30 am Eucharist12:00 Noon Whole Parish BBQTues      1:30-3:00 pm Craft Group6:00-7:30 pm Shrove Tuesday – PancakesWed     ASH WEDNESDAY9:00 am Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes10:30 am mainly music™7:00 pm Eucharist & Imposition of AshesThur     11:00 am Eucharist7:15 pm Parish CouncilFri           The Vicar’s day off.Next WeekSunday 18th February – 1stSunday in Lent8:00 am Eucharist9:30 am EucharistTues1:30 pm CraftWed       10:30 am mainly music™12:00 Noon – Possible Study Groups7:30 pm Lenten Study GroupsThur     11:00 am Eucharist with Camberwell Gardens12:00 Noon – Possible Study GroupsFri           The Vicar’s day off.

ROSTERS FOR NEXT WEEK 18th February 2018

DateReadingsIntercessionsServersWelcomer/ SidespersonsDataCountS/SchoolM/Tea
8.00 amRobinStephenMaryCharles
9:30 amMaxineTaniaJeff/ChrisKris/RosemaryKarenBevSallyKris

Roster of Hidden Talents for 18th February 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Setting up for Lent will take place on Tuesday 13thFebruary at 9:30 am.

Also there are – ASH WEDNESDAY services (2) 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

Sacristy (Purple):  Flowers: No Flowers in the Lenten Season   Sacristan: Stephen            (Toilets): Karen

Sweeping: Ying     Dusting: Bev                Vacuum: Karen

Lawn Care 17th Feb: George

Readings for next week 18th February – Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15.

Thought for the Week from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

VALUING RELATIONSHIPS

Everywhere I look and listen I hear people being urged to think of their own wellbeing, their own happiness. A Christ-centred life is one, which has a mind and heart for the wellbeing and care of others. Help us, dear God, to know you more clearly, that we may love you and all those who share our lives more dearly.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2: 3-5

In Botswana Church and Mothers’ Union work together – valuing their relationship in Christ. As a result, vision and membership are growing and members are responding to community needs with practical action. Relationships are valued and strengthened when groups adopt orphans, build homes for the destitute and provide toiletries for prisoners. A mission goal, to respond to human need with love, is a reason for us to give thanks and praise to God.

Pancakes  – 13 February 2018

Our 2018 pancake feast is fast approaching and we value ANY support you can give us. This year, we’re looking for the following:

  1. Financial donations to enable us to purchase the ingredients. Please hand to Maxine or Rachel or at or just before the 9:30 am Sunday service on 4 & 11 February.
  2. Savoury toppings (Bolognese, curry, tuna mornay, and more Bolognese) both vegie and meat and please be mindful of Gluten intolerance.
  3. Sweet toppings: ice cream, choc sauce, fruit (lemons, oranges, sugar)
  4. Help setting up around 3:00 pm
  5. Help in the kitchen from 6-7:30 pm
  6. Help packing up and making the hall good for kinder the following day from 7:30 pm

Please sign up on the appropriate document on the welcome table and THANK YOU ALL in anticipation. This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for us as well as being one of our first social events for 2018. We hope you can all join us.

 What’s coming up for Term 1 2018?
Sunday 18 February 20184:00 pmSt. Dunstan’s Kindergarten welcome and picnic, with animal farm, incorporating a welcome to St Dunstan’s church service followed by sausage sizzle. All welcome.We hope you can join us.RSVP: events@stdunstans.org.au

There is also an urgent need for sausage sizzlers and servers, for our Kindergarten picnic as part of our Open Church service on 18th February. Please make your plans known to Maxine.

Lenten Studies – are to commence on Wednesday 21st February 2018.

Wednesday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). Blessed + Broken:Material provided at a cost of $10.00 each

Wednesday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). A Practical Christianity: Books can be provided at a cost of $20.00 each

OR

Thursday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). Blessed + Broken:Material provided at a cost of $10.00 each

Thursday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). A Practical Christianity: Books can be provided at a cost of $20.00 each

And

Wednesday Evening 7:30 pm Blessed + Broken: Material provided at a cost of $10.00 each

Wednesday Evening 7:30 pm A Practical Christianity. Books can be provided at a cost of $20.00 each

Please fill in your preferred time on the sign-up sheet, located on the table at the back of the church.

If your chosen time isn’t available please feel free to join in whichever group you can make.

Whole Parish BBQ Lunch, 11th February 2018 – Today!

To commence the year together we will be having a BBQ in the Kindergarten quad area.

Bring your own meat, or other foods and salad and meet together about 12:00 Noon, today.

The tennis courts will be opened so that any who wish to may have a hit,

so don’t forget your tennis racquet and some tennis balls as well.

St Dunstan’s Camberwell, Parish Prayer 

Loving and faithful God,
We thank you for all we have and share as a parish community.
Continue to bless us, we pray, the people of St Dunstan’s.
May we be faithful stewards of your Word and Sacraments
and committed to advancing your Kingdom in the world in which we live.
Grant us discernment and wisdom, as we seek to do your will
in this local community.
Equip us with what we need and enable us to utilise the gifts
you provide to fulfil our calling.
Help us to grow – in faithfulness, compassion, commitment,
humility and generosity – that we may serve you more fully.
These things we pray in Jesus’ name

Amen

OUR GROUPS

Craft Group       

Tuesday at 1.30 pm sees the women of the Craft Group coming together for fellowship, talk and support with afternoon tea and handiwork.

The group provide quality items at reasonable prices for their stalls at Safeway in Middle Camberwell, the Annual Parish Fair and Pre Christmas Market.  Knitting and appliqué are the favoured activities.

Caritas and Mothers’ Union

The Caritas Group has  14 members and meets monthly, its focus being fellowship, prayer and social, in the context of Sharing God’s Love by Encouraging, Strengthening and Supporting Family Life.  Most Caritas members are admitted to MU also.  We are part of the 3.6 million members in more than 78 countries worldwide.

Mother’s Union Australia Projects in 2009 included:

  • Development Fund for PNG and Melanesia – Health Education (HIV AIDS), Literacy, rebuilding after tsunami and cyclone damage.
  • Enhancement of Maternal and Infant Health in the City of Hume.

In 2009 the MU and Caritas Holy Communion Service and Presentation of Long-service badges  saw twelve 25 years badges and seven 50 year badges presented.  This represented over 700 years of Christian care for families.

MU members are supporters of the Sacristy Guild, Servers, Flower Roster, Cleaning, Vestry, Craft group, Kinder grandparent as well as a number of other ways.  The group donates wedding and Baptism folders and the St Luke’s Gospel for the newly baptized.

At each monthly meeting a different member organizes the venue and activity for the night.  It could be a discussion, video, speaker, dinner, movie etc.  We organize a fund raising function each year with proceeds going to Mothers’ Union projects.

Sacristy Guild

The Guild’s responsibilities include

  • setting up for regular services
  • setting up for special occasions – baptisms, weddings and funerals
  • stripping the church at Eastertide
  • obtaining and arranging the church flowers
  • cleaning the church brass and candlesticks
  • washing and ironing church linen
  • ensuring the ongoing supply of candles, wine and wafers

Over the years the Sacristan has taken on the responsibility of organising the church cleaning roster – dusting, sweeping and vacuuming.

BUSHWALKING GROUP

This group has approximately 16 paid up members, five of whom are regular worshipers at St Dunstan’s.

This group undertakes around 9 walks a year in and around Melbourne.

his group undertakes around 9 walks a year in and around Melbourne.

OUR HISTORY

St Dunstan’s is named after one time Archbishop of Canterbury, who loved music and the arts.  In many paintings he is featured with a harp, an angelic instrument.  St Dunstan’s, Camberwell, carries on the musical tradition as a ‘church that sings’.

Our purpose as a parish is to live in Jesus’ words that ‘I came that you might have life in abundance’.  This includes understanding what Jesus’ gift of life means for us as a community and making the most of Jesus’ gift of life by reaching out through our services, fellowship and mission activities.

St Dunstan’s the Church

In 1925 a windswept paddock of wet onion grass, with a few residences nearby, was selected as the site for a new parish church in East Camberwell. Although initially described as St Hilda’s Riversdale, the new parish became known as St Dunstan’s as a tribute to St Dunstan (928 – 988), one time Archbishop of Canterbury.

The first building was a temporary wooden church building which sat where the vicarage now sits at the front of the property.  While that was being built the vicar of the day, The Rev. Oliver Brady, conducted services in the homes of parishioners.  The first service in the new building was held on 1 August 1926.

A new brick church and parish hall were completed and dedicated in 1930 by Archbishop Head.  The parish received generous donations of furniture and furnishings at the time and this practise continues to this day.  A new two storey home was built as a vicarage after the temporary wooden church had been removed and moved to St Mark’s, West Reservoir.  Interestingly, a pilgrimmage to the site took place during the 80th Anniversary Celebrations in 2006.

An Anglican Day Kindergarten was launched in the mid 1940’s which has continued to provide a high standard pre-school educaiton for generations of local children ever since.  A purpose built new kindergarten building was erected in 1973.

Two tennis courts were installed on the land behind the vicarage in 1948.

Much-needed resoration and renovation to the church building was completed in 1976 which has facilitated the cycle of worship and other events at St Dunstan’s to this day.  A generous gift from a benefactor in the 1970’s enabled all outstanding debt to be discharged.

A booklet, Fifty Years at St Dunstan’s 1926 – 1976 was published celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the parish, and the building was consecrated by the Most Reverend Dr. Frank Wood, Primate and Archbishop of Melbourne.  The distinctive mural on the outside wall facing Wattle Valley Road was designed and crafted by Mrs Eva Schubert using a sgraffito technique.  It depicts St Dunstan and his harp which is our current logo.

In 2006 the parish celebrated its 80th anniversary together with the Mother’s Union (70 years) and the Kindergarten (60 years).

We are a loving and faithful community offering hospitality and friendship to all who enter through our doors.  We have a myriad of activities which take place during the week which we encourage you to read about on this website or enquire about by contacting the parish office.

PS: the progeny of the onion grass are still to be found in the lawn at the front of the church despite the ravages of recent drought years!!

( Thanks to Mr Peter Wright for his assistance in compiling this brief history of our parish.)

DUNSTAN THE MAN

St Dunstan was born near Glastonbury in England. He attended school at Glastonbury Abbey. The era into which he was born was known as ‘The Dark Ages.’  The monasteries were in decline and the monastic way of life was virtually non existent.

Dunstan was a member of quite a prestigious family and was often in the company of royalty.  He was well favoured by King Athelstan who reigned (924/25 – 939 CE) after Alfred the Great and before Edmund the Elder.  However, his popularity with royalty made him unpopular with his peers and colleagues at school, so much so that they conspired successfully to have him expelled from Glastonbury.

After this he spent time with his uncle, the Bishop of Winchester.  Later, after a period of illness he decided to become a monk; he studied Scripture and gave up his life of wealth for a life of prayer.

Edmund the Elder recalled Dunstan to his royal court in 940CE but he still experienced resentment and jealousy and once again he was expelled.  However, the king had a change of heart and installed Dunstan as the Abbot of Glastonbury with a promise to furnish him with the resources to develop the Abbey and restore monastic life.

It was Dunstan’s desire that the church be an educator for the people.  He also introduced measures which would improve monastic life through educational reform.

He was made a Bishop in 957CE and then elected as Archbishop of Canterbury in 959CE.  He brought a peace in England which had not been known for years and served to unify the population’s loyalty to the king.

From 975CE his role in public life lessened and he returned to his former life as a monk.  He died on Saturday May 19 988CE after a short illness and was buried near the altar at Canterbury Cathedral.  As a reflection of his popularity he was declared a saint very soon after his death.  May 19th is universally observed as The Feast of St Dunstan.

History paints Dunstan as a formidable man of the church.  He was also known as a creative genius, progressive educator and spiritual leader.  He was also renowned for his skills with metals and is today the Patron Saint of Silversmiths.

DISABILITY ACCESS

Almost 20% of Australians live with a disability. That's one in every five, and each one has a name, just like you. Husbands and wives, parents and children, people from all different backgrounds and cultures, looking for churches where both the challenges and blessings of disability are embraced, and where they can bring and be their whole selves. Our churches are not complete without people with a disability. We need each other! Help us to build disability inclusive Christian communities.
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St Dunstan’s buildings are accessible by wheelchair. We have a low ramp at the front entrance of the building, which assists those with mobility needs to enters both the church and the parish hall. There is also a disabled toilet provided.

We welcome people in wheelchairs to all of our services or functions.

ST. DUNSTAN’S TENNIS CLUB

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HISTORY:

Established over 85 years ago and has operated continually since 1948, the St Dunstan’s Tennis Club (S.D.T.C) continues to function as an associated group connected with St Dunstan’s Anglican Church Parish, Camberwell.

During these years various groups including weekly mid morning, Saturday social and coaching, have been connected with the courts.

S.D.T.C is open to all members and associates of the St Dunstan’s Community, along with ‘tennis keen’ residents of Camberwell and neighbouring suburbs, who are seeking to sharpen up or just play more regularly at a terrific outdoor facility.

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FACILITIES:

In the early days tennis was played on earth courts in Glyndon Road and later at Strathcona Girls’ Grammar school. The club has two en-tout-cas tennis courts – which were laid down during 1948 – commonly referred to as “show court” 1 & 2. They sit privately at the rear of the St Dunstan’s property, amidst established gardens and trees, and next to the St Dunstan’s Kindergarten playground.

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Both courts are available for all members to use throughout the week (excluding Sunday prior to 12 noon & during the organised Saturday afternoon social).

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Members take great care to regularly water, bag and sweep the courts – pre and post match, to ensure the grade of surface and surrounds remains suitable for ongoing competition play. In addition, an annual working bee is conducted (by members), to tidy and freshen up not only the courts, but associated surrounds.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL:

The longest established playing group at S.D.T.C – “Saturday afternoon Social”. The Saturday afternoon format comprises of an informal – but competitive, gathering of mixed standard players, who all enjoy the game!!

Play commences from 2.00pm.

Sound friendships, enjoyable social gatherings and a fondness for a competitive hit are core foundations for this group. New players are always very welcome. Feel free to call in on Saturday and don’t forget your racquet!!

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Enquiries: Rosemary (03) 9836 9978

COACHING:

Enquiries regarding coaching can be submitted to the S.D.T.C Committee.

MEMBERSHIP:

S D T C (Amended) Membership Form 2015

CONTACTS:

S.D.T.C – 163 Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell Vic Australia

Rosemary 03 9836 9978 and/or Robert  03 9859 1739


BUILDING RESTORATION FUND

The Building Restoration Fund

We have established a Building Restoration Fund, that is managed through the Diocese, which will enable donations to be made directly towards the maintenance and upkeep of this wonderful community church and hall.

Please consider how you may support this appeal.

You may click on the link below which will take you directly to the donation page.

Thank you for your support.

Please click:  Pay Now to make a donation to the St Dunstan’s Building Restoration Fund.

SERMON PODCAST LISTS

Sermons Preached and Recorded at St. Dunstan’s Camberwell

We are providing a transcript plus a recorded or podcast version of the Sunday sermon, plus special services such as Christmas and Easter tide services which do not fall on a Sunday.  This is an active page updated regularly to provide links to many different sermons.

Click on the active blue link below to read and/or hear the appropriate sermon:

Sermon 18 February 2018 -Lent 1 B, audio and transcript.

Sermon 11 February 2018 Transfiguration, audio and transcript.

Sermon 4 February 2018, audio only.

Sermon 28 January 2018, audio and transcript.

Sermon 14 January 2018, audio and transcript.

Sermon 7 January 2018 Baptism of Our Lord, audio and transcript.

Archive of 2017 Sermons.

Archive of 2016 Sermons.

PRIVACY POLICY (AS AT 25 MAY 2018)

Who we are

Our website address is: http://stdunstans.org.au.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The information collected through our website may include personal data, such as name and address, email address, and information about cookies.

The limited personal data we collect, is used to identify you and to pass on the information you provide to the person/officer you are asking to have your contact details relayed to.

Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with our site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

By default WordPress, on which our website is built, does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some of our plugins may collect personal data.

Comments

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After your comment has been forwarded to the appropriate church officer you have nominated and your comment or request has been dealt with, your profile and the context of your comment are deleted.

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The appropriate minimum data, such as name, address, phone numbers and or email address, which allows the Priest or an officer of this church to contact you regarding the matter that you have raised, will be passed on to them in order that they may contact you. We do not share directly any data with any partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, and third party service providers. However, if you use the payment form to make a donation to the St Dunstan’s Building Restoration Fund from this website you will be using the Westpac Banking Corporation transaction portal, in order to find out what data they receive please read their Privacy Policy use this link: https://www.westpac.com.au/privacy/privacy-policy/

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For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Then your data, as indicated above, will be forwarded to the appropriate officer of this church.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns please contact the Vicar of St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Camberwell Victoria Australia 3124, directly by email at: vicar@stdunstans.org.au  or by clicking here and using our Contact Us Form.

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How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have in place an internal reporting systems, and a contact mechanisms, if there is any perceived or real breach of privacy, or if we receive a complaint from a parishioner or guest.

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On this website we currently do not receive data from any third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use automated decision making and/or profiling on this church website.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Being a member of The Anglican Church in Australia, and subject to additional privacy laws under the Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne, we follow the following Professional Standard regulations:-

Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

as at 23 November 2017
The Archbishop-in-Council of the Diocese of Melbourne makes the following Regulations

pursuant to section 185 of the Professional Standards Uniform Act 2016 (Melbourne):

Short title

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne).

Commencement

2. These regulations come into operation on 1 July 2017.

Definition

3. In these Regulations —
the Act means the Professional Standards Uniform Act 2016 (Melbourne). Other expressions have the same meaning as in the Act.

Form of consent to formal process

4. The written consent of a complainant under section 22(1) of the Act must be in Form 1 of the Schedule, with any necessary modifications.

Form of application for clearance for ministry

5. An application to the Office of Professional Standards for a clearance for ministry under section 50 of the Act must be in Form 2 of the Schedule, with any necessary modifications.

Form of application for clearance for service

6. An application to the Office of Professional Standards for a clearance for service under section 60 of the Act must be in Form 3 of the Schedule, with any necessary modifications.

Form of reference to the Professional Standards Board

7. A reference by the Professional Standards Committee to the Professional Standards Board under section 69 of the Act must include a notice in Form 4 of the Schedule, with any necessary modifications.

Form of application for review of a decision of the Professional Standards Board

8. An application for review of a decision of the Professional Standards Board under section 89 of the Act must be in Form 5 of the Schedule, with any necessary modifications.

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SCHEDULE
Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)FORM 1

CONSENT OF COMPLAINANT TO FORMAL PROCESS

under s 22 of the z 2016 (Melbourne) (the Act)TO: The Director of Professional Standards

Name of complainant— Address—
Description of complaint:

I the above named complainant CONSENT to —

  1. (a)  the giving by the Director of notice of the complaint and the identity of the complainant to the respondent;
  2. (b)  the investigation of the complaint by the PSC or its delegate;
  3. (c)  the PSC otherwise dealing with it under this Act;
  4. (d)  the hearing and determination of the complaint by the Board and on any review, the Review Board, either by hearing or otherwise in accordance under this Act; and
  5. (e)  the making of recommendations to the Archbishop or other Church authority in accordance with this Act.

__________________

NOTE: Section 22 of the Act provides:

22. (1)

The Director must prior to any investigation seek from the complainant his or her written consent to—

  1. (a)  the giving by the Director of notice of the complaint and the identity of the complainant to the respondent;
  2. (b)  the investigation of the complaint by the PSC or its delegate;
  3. (c)  the PSC otherwise dealing with it under this Act;
  4. (d)  the hearing and determination of the complaint by the Board and on any review, the Review Board, either by hearing or otherwise in accordance under this Act; and
  5. (e)  the making of recommendations to the Church authority in accordance with this Act.
  1. (2)  If the complainant (other than the Director) has not given the written consent referred to in the preceding subsection—
    1. (a)  the Director and the PSC must, subject to any obligation referred to in subsection (3), respect the confidentiality of the identity of the complainant;
    2. (b)  the PSC may, subject to subsection (2)(a), investigate the complaint but shall not be required to do so and otherwise to refer it to the Board;
    3. (c)  the PSC may but is not obliged to dismiss the complaint or take no further action in relation to the complaint; but
    4. (d)  the PSC may with the consent of the complainant arrange with the complainant, the respondent and if appropriate, the Church authority mediation conciliation neutral evaluation or other alternative resolution of any dispute associated with the complaint, with a view to addressing any breakdown in relationships and achieving a reconciliation between the parties.
  2. (3)  The relevant obligations are under any State or Federal law—
    1. (a)  to disclose information to a member of the police force1; and
    2. (b)  otherwise to take reasonable steps to reduce or remove a substantial risk that a relevant child will become the victim of a sexual office committed by a person or of over the aged of 18 years who is associated with the Church in the diocese.2
  3. (4)  In this section, ‘relevant child’ means a child (whether identifiable or not) under the age of 16 years who is, or may come, under the care, supervision or authority of the Church in the Diocese.3

1 In certain circumstances, it is an offence punishable by 3 years imprisonment for any person of or over the age of 18 years to fail to disclose to a member of the police force of Victoria information relating to the commission of a sexual offence against a child under the age of 16 years: s327 of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic).
2 See Crimes Act 1958 (Vic), s49C. A negligent failure by person in authority to protect a child from a sexual offence is also an offence

3 The definition reflects the definition of ‘relevant child’ in s49C.

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Form 2

SAFE MINISTRY CHECK – APPLICANT

Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA DIOCESE OF MELBOURNE

SAFE MINISTRY CHECK

APPLICANT’S SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE
For Ordination Candidates, Clergy and Authorised Lay Ministers

(Adopted by the General Synod in October 2004. Last revision in May 2017)

CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION FOR CLEARANCE FOR MINISTRY PERSONAL DETAILS:

Title:
Surname: Christian Names: Previous Names: Address:

Home Phone No: Mobile Phone No: Date of Birth: Marital Status: Occupation:

Male/Female

Work Phone No: Email:

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Applicant’s Screening Questionnaire
for Ordination Candidates, Clergy and Authorised Lay Ministers

The Anglican Church of Australia has established standards of conduct for clergy and church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment.

Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct background referencing for all persons who intend to engage in ordained and lay ministry in Australia. This request for information is being made to comply with Anglican Church of Australia policies, and not because we have any reason to believe that any applicant has in fact engaged in inappropriate conduct. What follows is our Screening Questionnaire for those who intend to carry out ordained or paid or licensed or authorised lay ministry in Australia.

As part of this process, we request you to answer a series of questions which are, of necessity, intimate in nature. If you do not understand the question or would like to discuss your answer further, please feel free to call the Director of Professional Standards. The completed questionnaire should be sent directly to the address below and will be kept secure in our confidential files, in accordance with the Privacy Act. Except as may be required by law, or by church disciplinary procedures, the information you supply will be used only for screening and disciplinary purposes. Where required by law, the information you supply will be produced.

You must answer all questions. You should add any additional information under the question or on a separate page. Please note that a yes answer to a question will not automatically rule an applicant out of selection.

Please note. We do not interpret a yes answer to a question as a charge of professional misconduct. Each Diocese in Australia provides a formal process for making such a charge.

Thank you for your time. Yours faithfully

Registrar, Diocese of Melbourne

Please return this Questionnaire in the enclosed, stamped, pre-addressed envelope directly to:

The Director of Professional Standards Office of Professional Standards Kooyoora Ltd
PO Box 329

CANTERBURY 3124

SAFE MINISTRY CHECK

– APPLICANT

APPLICANT’S SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE
FOR ORDINATION CANDIDATES, CLERGY AND AUTHORISED LAY MINISTERS

Please tick either “yes” or “no” for each question.

If the answer to any of the following questions is “yes”, please indicate the question number, provide relevant information regarding your response and indicate current status of the issue(s) if any.

A yes answer will not automatically rule an applicant out of selection.

Throughout this document charged* or charges* indicates allegations made in writing and known to you OR allegations made to a court, disciplinary tribunal or employer in Australia or in any other country.

Throughout this document child exploitation material* means material that describes or depicts a person who is or who appears to be a child –

  • engaged in sexual activity; or
  • in a sexual context; or
  • as the subject of torture, cruelty or abuse (whether or not in a sexual context)
    in a way that a reasonable person would regard as being, in all the circumstances, offensive.Child exploitation material can include any film, printed matter, electronic data, computer image and any other depiction.Before completing this document please read your diocesan policy for selection of ordination candidates, clergy and paid church workers.

1.

2.

3 a.

3 b.

3 c. 4. 5.

6.

Have you ever, since the age of eighteen, been known by any name other than the one given above?

§ Yes No
Do you have any health problem(s), which may affect your work with children or

young persons?

§ Yes No

Has disciplinary action of any sort ever been taken against you by a licensing board, professional or community association, employer, educational institution, Church or any other body?

§ Yes No
Have there been charges* against you to the above named bodies that did not result

in discipline?
Are there charges* pending against you before any of the above-named bodies?

§ Yes No § Yes No

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence?

§ Yes No
Have you ever been charged* with a criminal offence?

§ Yes No
Have you ever been asked to resign or been terminated by a training program,

7.

8 a.

8 b.

9.

10.

11.

12.

§ Yes No
Have you ever had permission to undertake paid or voluntary work with children

refused, suspended or withdrawn in Australia or any other country?

§ Yes No
Have you ever had a civil suit brought against you arising out of alleged professional

misconduct, or is any such pending?

§ Yes No
Have you ever had professional indemnity insurance declined, suspended or revoked

for any reason?

§ Yes No

Have you ever been charged* with having engaged in sexual conduct or attempted sexual conduct with a person with whom you had a pastoral or professional relationship (e.g., a parishioner, a client, a patient, an employee, a student, a subordinate)?

§ Yes No

Sexual conduct includes sexually motivated touch and conversation through to sexual intercourse of any kind. The context of the conduct includes personally, virtually or by any electronic means.

Have you ever been charged* with having engaged in sexual conduct with persons under the legal age of consent?

§ Yes No
Have you ever been charged* with the production, sale or distribution of, or illegal

access to child exploitation material*?

§ Yes No
Have you ever been charged* with an offence related to sexual misconduct?

§ Yes No

Sexual misconduct includes:

  • abuse of power or role for sexual purposes
  • sexual conduct with a person under the age of consent or an adult incompetent togive consent
  • sexual assault (e.g., rape)
  • soliciting for sexual purposes
  • an offence related to child exploitation material* or public indecency (e.g.,indecent exposure)
    Have you ever been charged* with an offence related to sexual harassment?§ Yes No Sexual harassment includes:
  • sexual advances
  • requests for sexual favours
  • sexually motivated physical contact
  • verbal or physical domination of a sexual nature?
    Have you ever engaged in any of the following conduct, even though never having

13.

14.

employer or Church body?

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been charged*?

  • sexual contact with a parishioner, client, patient, student, employee orsubordinate
  • sexual contact with a person under the age of consent
  • illegal use, production, sale or distribution of child exploitation material*
  • conduct likely to cause harm to a child or young person, or to put them at risk ofharm.§ Yes No

§ The context of the contact and conduct includes personally, virtually or by any

electronic means.

  1. Have you ever been charged* with verbal or physical harassment?§ Yes No
  2. Do you have a history of alcohol abuse?§ Yes No
  3. Do you have a history of substance abuse including prescription, over-the-counter,recreational or illegal drugs?§ Yes No
  4. Do you have a history of problem gambling?§ Yes No
  5. Have you ever been charged* with any offence related to cruelty to animals?§ Yes No
  6. Have you ever been charged* with a traffic offence which required you to attend

court?
21. Has your driver’s licence ever been revoked or suspended?

§ Yes No § Yes No

  1. Have you ever had an apprehended violence order, order for protection or the like issued against you as a result of allegations of violence, abuse, likely harm, harassment, stalking, etc?§ Yes No
  2. Have you ever had a licence to own firearms refused or revoked?§ Yes No
  3. Has a child or dependent young person in your care (as a parent or in any other capacity) ever been removed from your care, or been the subject of a risk assessment by the authorities?§ Yes No
  4. Have you ever been charged* with misappropriating funds, or otherwise breachingfiduciary duties in any capacity?§ Yes No
  5. Have you ever been charged* with an offence under the taxation laws?§ Yes No
  6. Have you ever had an order made against you or entered into a composition with

SAFE MINISTRY CHECK – APPLICANT

creditors or an assignment for the benefit of creditors under the Bankruptcy Act or have you ever had an order made against you under any Act regulating corporations?

§ Yes No
28. Have you done anything in the past or present that may result in allegations being

made against you of child abuse?

§ Yes No Child abuse means:

• the
o bullying;

following conduct in relation to a child:

o emotionalabuse;o harassment;
o neglect;
o physicalabuse;o sexualabuse;

o spiritualabuse;o grooming;or

the wilful or reckless failure to comply with the laws of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory requiring the reporting of child abuse to the police or other authority; or
possession, production or distribution of child exploitation material*.

• the
The context of the conduct includes personally, virtually or by any electronic means.

SAFE MINISTRY CHECK – APPLICANT

ORDINATION (complete if applicable)

I was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of on
I was ordained as a Priest in the Diocese of on

I was consecrated as a Bishop in the Diocese of on

RECORD OF BISHOP’S LICENCES OR AUTHORITIES: (complete if applicable)

List any positions where you have previously held a Bishop’s Licence or Authority.

PositionDiocese Bishop 
 
    
    

RECORD OF CHRISTIAN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

List the following information regarding any church you have attended regularly during your adult life, excluding positions detailed above.

ChurchPositionLocationSenior MinisterDate From Month/YearDate To Month/Year

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RECORD OF EMPLOYERS

EmployerPositionLocationDate from Month/YearDate to Month/Year
   
   
   

INTERSTATE / INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCE

Have you ever resided in any other Australian State or Territory, or any other country?

§ Yes No

If YES please list all the countries and states

State or CountryAddress Dates 
 
 

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AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY OF REFEREES AND OTHERS AND CONSENT TO NATIONAL POLICE HISTORY CHECK AND/OR WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK OR WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE CHECK

I understand that it is the policy of the Anglican Church of Australia to ask:

  • those who serve or have served as my bishop;
  • churches I have regularly attended as an adult; and
  • my employers;whether to the best of their knowledge I have engaged in specified conduct that is relevant to the assessment of whether I am a suitable person for to undertake ministry in the Church.I have identified all positions in which I have held a bishop’s licence or authority, all churches which I have regularly attended as an adult and my employers. I hereby authorise you and your delegates to contact and exchange information with them. I further hereby authorize every one of those bishops, churches and employers to inform you and your delegates of any knowledge they may have relevant to the assessment of whether I am a suitable person for to undertake ministry in the Church.I hereby authorise my referees to answer the Referee’s Screening Questionnaire and to provide any information relevant to my application to you and your delegates.I hereby release from liability any person or organisation that provides such information. I also agree to release you and your delegates from any and all liability as it relates to any investigation by you or them regarding the information contained in this application, or any action by you or them as a result of such investigation.I hereby consent to provide an Australian Federal Police Check if I have resided in another country. I also consent to provide a Working with Children Check.SignaturePrint NameDate

I

STATUTORY DECLARATION

SAFE MINISTRY CHECK – APPLICANT

of
do solemnly and sincerely declare that:

  1. (1)  the information I have provided in this application and the information contained in any documents accompanying this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
  2. (2)  I understand that any material misstatement in or omission from this questionnaire may render me unfit to hold a particular or any office in the Church or to remain in employment in a Church body.

Applicant’s signature:
Declared at: this

Signature:

WITNESS TO THE APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE Name of Witness:

Address of Witness:

Title / Office held:

Date:
day of 20

Your signature must be witnessed by a person (who is not required to read the document) authorised to witness a Statutory Declaration.

IF YOU ARE INVITED to an INTERVIEW, please bring for sighting PROOF OF IDENTITY – two (2) documents, one of which includes a photograph and one of which is either a Birth Certificate, Passport or current Driver’s Licence.

ID sighted ID approved ID not approved

CHARACTER REFERENCE

Please provide three (3) referees. Referees must be over eighteen years of age and be able to give a report on your good character and suitability for ministry among children and young people. They must NOT be a relative, close friend or a member of the Selection panel. If you have lived in another state or country, please include a referee from your last parish or placement in that state and/or country.

REFEREE 1

Name: Address:

State: Country: Email:
Phone: (home)

(Senior Church Leader e.g. rector, church warden, elder)

Clearance for service

Postcode

(work)

REFEREE 2

Name: Address:

State: Country: Email:
Phone: (home)

(Employer or teacher if no work history)

Postcode

(work)

REFEREE 3

Name: Address:

State: Email: Phone:

(Person who has known you for longer than 3 years and knows you well)

Country:

(work) __________________

Postcode

(home)

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Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

FORM 3

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA DIOCESE OF MELBOURNE

CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION FOR CLEARANCE FOR SERVICE

under s60 of the Professional Standards Uniform Act 2016 (Melbourne)PERSONAL DETAILS:

Title:
Surname:Christian Names:Previous Names:Address:

Home Phone No:

Male/Female

Clearance for service

Work Phone No:

Mobile Phone No: Email:Date of Birth:

Marital Status:

Occupation:
Drivers Licence number: expiry date type:

(a copy of a current driver’s photo licence issued within Australia must be provided)

or Other Identification:

(a copy of a birth certificate, a current Australian passport, an Australian citizenshipdocument or Australian immigration papers, a current credit card or account card from an Australian financial institution, OR a current student identity card from an educational institution must be provided)

Applicant’s Screening Questionnaire

The Anglican Church of Australia has established standards of conduct for voluntary church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct background referencing for all persons who intend to engage in voluntary ministry or service having direct and regular involvement with children and young people (0 to 18 years) in Australia.

This request for information is being made to comply with Anglican Church of Australia policies, and not because we have any reason to believe that any applicant has in fact engaged in inappropriate conduct. What follows is our Screening Questionnaire for those who intend to engage in voluntary ministry or service having direct and regular involvement with children and young people in Australia.

This Screening Questionnaire is to be retained by the Office of Professional Standards within Kooyoora Ltd in a secure place. Except as may be required by law, or by church disciplinary or fitness procedures, the information you supply will be used only for screening, fitness and disciplinary purposes. Where required by law, the information you supply will be produced.

You must answer all questions. You should add any additional information under the question or on a separate page. Please note that a yes answer will not necessarily result in your application being unsuccessful.

We do not interpret a yes answer to a question as an admission of misconduct. Each Diocese in Australia provides a formal process for making such a charge.

Thank you for your time. Yours faithfully

Registrar, Diocese of Melbourne

Please return this Questionnaire to:

The Director of Professional Standards Office of Professional Standards Kooyoora Ltd
PO Box 329

CANTERBURY 3124

Clearance for service

APPLICANT’S SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE

Please tick either “yes” or “no” for each question. If the answer to any of the following questions is “yes”, please give details. A yes answer will not automatically rule an applicant out of selection.

In this document charged* indicates allegations made in writing and known to you OR allegations made to a court, disciplinary tribunal or employer in Australia or in any other country.

In this document child exploitation material* means material that describes or depicts a person who is or who appears to be a child –

  • engaged in sexual activity; or
  • in a sexual context; or
  • as the subject of torture, cruelty or abuse (whether or not in a sexual context)
    in a way that a reasonable person would regard as being, in all the circumstances, offensive. Child exploitation material can include any film, printed matter, electronic data, computer image and any other depiction.Before completing this document please read the diocesan policy for selection of volunteers.
  1. Do you have any health problem(s), which may affect your work with children or young people?Yes “ No “
  2. Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence?Yes “ No “
  3. Have you ever been charged with a criminal offence?Yes “ No “
  4. Have you ever had permission to undertake paid or voluntary work with children refused,suspended or withdrawn in Australia or any other country?Yes “ No “
  5. Have you ever engaged in any of the following conduct (personally, virtually or by any electronic means)?sexual contact with a person under the age of consent
    production, sale, distribution or illegal use of child exploitation material*
    conduct likely to cause harm to a child or young person, or to put them at risk of harm.Yes “ No “
  6. When in a pastoral or professional relationship, have you ever engaged in sexual contact (personally, virtually, or by any electronic means) with a parishioner, client, patient, student, employee or subordinate (other than with your spouse)?Yes “ No “
  7. Has your driver’s licence ever been revoked or suspended?Yes “ No “
  8. Have you ever had an apprehended violence order, order for protection or the like issued

Clearance for service

Clearance for service

against you as a result of allegations of violence, abuse, likely harm, harassment, stalking, etc?

Yes “ No “

  1. Has a child or dependent young person in your care (as a parent or in any other capacity) ever been removed from your care, or been the subject of a risk assessment by the authorities?Yes “ No “
  2. Have you done anything in the past or present that may result in allegations being madeagainst you of child abuse?Yes “ No “Child abuse means:
    the following conduct in relation to a child:

o bullying;
o emotionalabuse;
o harassment;
o neglect;
o physicalabuse;
o sexualassault;
o spiritualabuse;
o grooming;or
o thewilfulorrecklessfailuretocomplywiththelawsoftheCommonwealth,a

State or Territory requiring the reporting of child abuse to the police or other authority; or

the possession, production or distribution of child exploitation material*.

The context of the conduct includes personally, virtually or by any electronic means.

11. Have you a history of alcohol abuse or a history of substance abuse including prescription, over-the-counter, recreational or illegal drugs?

Yes “ No “

RECORD OF CHRISTIAN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

List all church organisations, churches, parishes or congregations of which you have been a member.

er

Clearance for service

ChurchPositionLocationSenior MinistDate FromDate To Month/Ye
Month/Year
ar
  
  

Clearance for service

AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY OF REFEREES AND OTHERS AND CONSENT TO NATIONAL POLICE HISTORY CHECK AND/OR WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK OR WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE CHECK

I understand that it is the policy of the Anglican Church of Australia to ask my referees:

whether to the best of their knowledge I have engaged in specified conduct that is relevant to the assessment of whether I am a suitable person for to undertake ministry or service in the Church.

I have identified all church organisations, churches, parishes or congregations of which I have been a member. I hereby authorise you and your delegates to contact and exchange information with them. I further hereby authorise every one of them to inform you and your delegates of any knowledge they may have relevant to the assessment of whether I am a suitable person for to undertake ministry or service in the Church.

I hereby authorise my referees to provide any information relevant to my application to you and your delegates.

I hereby release from liability any person or organisation that provides such information. I also agree to release you and your delegates from any and all liability as it relates to any investigation by you or them regarding the information contained in this application, or any action by you or them as a result of such investigation.

I hereby consent to provide a National Police History Check if I have resided in another country. I also consent to provide a National Police History Check and, for child related work, a Working with Children Check.

Signature

Print Name

Date

DECLARATION

I
of do solemnly and sincerely declare that:

Applicant’s signature: Date: OR online form of authorisation

For applicants 16 years and under a counter-signature from either a parent or guardian is required.

To the best of my knowledge, the information in this application form is correct.

Signed

Parent or Guardian: Date: OR online form of authorisation

Clearance for service

(1)

(2)

the information I have provided in this application and the information contained in any documents accompanying this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

I understand that any material misstatement in or omission from this questionnaire may render me unfit to hold a particular or any role office or position in theChurch.

REFEREE 1

minister)

Name: Address:

State: Email:

Phone: (home)

(Church leader e.g. rector, church warden, parish councillor, youth

Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

CHARACTER REFERENCE

Please provide two (2) referees. Referees must be over eighteen years of age and be able to give a report (by telephone only) on your good character and suitability for ministry among children and young people. Referees will be contacted by telephone. They must NOT be a relative or a close friend. If you have lived in another state or country, please include a referee from your last parish or placement in that state and/or country.

Country: Postcode:

(work)

REFEREE 2 (Employer or teacher if no work history or adult person who has known you for longer than 3 years and knows you well)

Name:

Address:

State:

Email:
Phone: (home)

Country:

Postcode:

Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

(work) __________________

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Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

FORM 4

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TO: The Secretary
Professional Standards Board

The Professional Standards Committee refers the following matter to the Professional Standards Board pursuant to section 69 of the Professional Standards Uniform Act:

Description of complaint/application:

Attached is a written report of its investigation and opinion signed by a member of the Professional Standards Committee.

Signature— Date—

REFERENCE TO THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD

under s 69 of the Professional Standards Uniform Act 2016 (Melbourne)

__________________

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Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

FORM 5

APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF A DECISION

under s 89 of the Professional Standards Uniform Act 2016 (Melbourne)

Professional Standards Uniform Regulations 2017 (Melbourne)

TO: The Secretary
Professional Standards Review Board

Name of applicant— Address—

I APPLY to the Professional Standards Review Board for review of the following decision of the Professional Standards Board—

  1. The decision is—
  2. Date of decision—

My reasons for making the application are—

Signature— Date—

__________________

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