Diocese of Ballarat

Ballarat Diocese covers Western Victoria and the Wimmera, and has provided ministry to the people of this area for over 150 years.

Our Mother Church is Cathedral Church of Christ the King in Ballarat City.

There are 9 MU groups, 3 Caritas groups, and 23 Diocesan Members - giving a total of 194 financial members.

We have three Diocesan meetings per year

  • Lady Day,
  • June Council,
  • Annual Meeting.

These meetings are spread around the Diocese to encourage attendance as Ballarat City is not central.

Outreach activities:

  • Hospital visiting
  • Making hospital emergency packs
  • Craft groups, making clothing for Anglicare
  • Making posies and Simnel cakes for Mothering Sunday, church floral arrangements
  • Assist at Anglicare
  • We have an outreach to schools in the Diocese by donating Bibles for their Religious Education classes. Money for these Bibles comes from donations given by individuals, groups and branches.
  • Emergency hospital packs are made up by a group and then given to the Ballarat Health Services for distribution to anyone who is admitted unexpectedly, especially the out-of-towners.

The Book of Thanksgiving

  • Is used with messages of a joyous nature, such as birth, anniversary, a home coming or the loss of a loved one. This is kept in the Cathedral. Monies donated for the messages is put into a Fund and given to the Deacons to put towards the purchase of their books.


Emergency Accommodation Fund

  • "This fund inaugurated in 1988, was launched on Lady Day by Bishop Graeme Walden, firstly as Emergency Caravan Accommodation.
  • Now, all types of accommodation, at the most reasonable rate, for a maximum period of five days, for those in desperate need, anywhere in the Diocese. Recommendation of a client must come from a Parish Priest, who then contacts the President or Secretary or the Dean of the Cathedral for approval. All costs are reimbursed by the Diocesan Mothers' Union Emergency Accommodation Fund."
  • The money is invested and the interest is used for this fund.

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