Ministry Team

Rev Fr. Joe Varghese

Rev. Fr. Joe Varghese was inducted as Priest-In-Charge of the Northern Mallee on the 1st of February 2020. He enjoys the theology of three traditions: Oriental Orthodox faith (baptized), Pentecostal (brought up), and ordinated in Anglo-Catholic tradition. Fr. Joe is currently doing his Ph.D program with the Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion (Pune, India). His Master’s thesis was on:  Uniqueness of λόγος in Multi-Religious Context: A Paradigm for Sharing of the Gospel in Contemporary Times. He also defended a paper on the Eucharist and Justice, and on Biblical Understanding of Human Suffering: A Study from the Book of Job. He reads and reads and reads and loves listening to music and plays piano and guitar.

To contact Rev Fr. Joe:

Rev. Fr. Keith Nicholas
OLM and Assistant Priest

As our own Ordained Local Minister, Fr Keith was ordained in 2010 to assist and support the ongoing ministry in the Northern Mallee. Prior to moving to Mildura, Keith worked in the Mines in Broken Hill. as a Mechanical Engineer, with extensive experience in Supervision within the Metalliferous Mining Industry for 38 years. The last 16 years have been spent at Level 2 Management within both Engineering and Human Resources Management.   Fr. Keith has been a Licensed Lay Minister in both the Diocese of Riverina and the Diocese of Bendigo for a total of 26 years prior to his ordination. He has been the CFA Chaplain for the Loddon/Mallee, District 18, for the last 10 years taking on the responsibility of Pastoral and Spiritual wellbeing of both the volunteer and career staff spread over 10 fire station.

His role within the Parish extends to the pastoral care and Priestly Ministry of the Wentworth/Dareton Parish, in the Diocese of Riverina, as well as the Eucharistic ministry at St. Peter’s Robinvale.

In his free time he enjoys working with wood and has been a member of the local Woodworker Club for the last 12 years and he enjoys getting the boat onto the river with his Grandchildren and his yearly fishing trip to coast.

To contact Rev. Fr Keith:

Rev. Fr. Alan Colley
Retired Honorary Priest

Fr Alan retired to Mildura from the Diocese of Wangaratta in 1999 and has served in an honorary capacity across the Parish. To contact Fr Alan call the Parish Office.

Anglican Parish of the Northern Mallee
ABN: 46 148 085 560
PO Box 692 Mildura Victoria 3502
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