Discipleship: Following Jesus today

Join Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, this Lent as he reflects on what it means to be faithful followers of Jesus.

Dean Andreas’ Lent Addresses draw on the Gospel of Luke and the thoughts of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was moved from prison to a Nazi concentration camp 75 years ago this year for his active part in the German Resistance.

Addresses are delivered every Sunday in Lent at 10:30am at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. The talks, and resources for group study, are also available Sunday by Sunday via this portal page.


10 March 2019 – First Sunday in Lent
‘Walk with me’: Christ’s Insistent Call

Prior Reading: Luke 5.27-31 – Jesus calls Levi


17 March 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent
‘Do this and you will live’: Following Christ’s Call

Prior Reading: Luke 10.25-39 – The Good Samaritan


24 March 2019 – Third Sunday in Lent
‘I have found what I lost’: Costly Grace

Prior Reading: Luke 15.1-10 – The Parable of the Lost sheep and the Lost Coin

31 March 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
‘Take up your cross and follow me’ – Christ’s Call and the Cross

Prior Reading: Luke 9.18-26 – Peter’s Confession


7 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
‘Do not love your world‘: Becoming Followers

Prior Reading: Luke 14.25-33 – ‘Whoever does not hate father, mother, wife and children … and even life itself cannot be my disciple’ 


14 April 2019 – Palm Sunday
‘Blessed is the King’: Being Christ’s Body

Prior Reading: Luke 19.28-40 – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

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Join the ministry team at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.

St Paul’s Cathedral requires a dynamic, people-centred Canon Missioner with demonstrated ability in growing and educating lay leaders to make disciples, and multiplying leadership teams. This is a strategic new fulltime role as part of the Cathedral’s commitment to be a place of ‘evangelisation that makes and equips new generations of Christians’. 

The Canon Missioner will be a senior priest with extensive ministry experience (5 or more years in Holy Orders). She or he shares with the Dean and ministry team in developing mission, discipleship and education programs to promote growth in the knowledge of God and spiritual maturity among the Cathedral’s current members, and to build new relationships with local residents and visitors.

Download the Position Description and full application details

Download the application form

Applications are open to priests of the Anglican Church of Australia (or another member Church of the Anglican Communion) with the right to work in Australia, and need to be received by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday, 28 September 2018 in order to be considered.

Cathedral Policies

The Cathedral takes issues of safeguarding very seriously. All Cathedral employees and volunteers present current Working with Children Checks and Police certificates. In addition, the Cathedral has policies and codes of conduct in place that seek to promote safe working and worshipping environments. 

On this page staff and volunteers at St Paul’s Cathedral may view current Cathedral policies and codes of conduct applicable to them. A complete set of all guidelines and policies applicable to staff and office holders at St Paul’s may be viewed here: Cathedral Policies 2017.

Cathedral staff may also view current Human Resources policies, IT Policies on the Parish Portal (login with your email credentials).

Faithfulness in Service

Faithfulness in Service is the Code of Conduct for all church employees, lay and ordained, in the Anglican Church of Australia. It applies also to any church volunteers holding church offices (such for instance as welcomers, intercessors, readers or musicians), and volunteers in leadership positions (such as for instance members of the Cathedral Chapter and its committees, as well as Cathedral committees and leadership groups).  The latest version (May 2016) can be viewed online here.

Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct

In 2018, Archbishop in Council approved a new Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct, which now apply to all parishes in the Diocese.

Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Professional Standards Protocols

The Diocesan Protocol for Complaints of Misconduct against Church Volunteers details how complaints against lay church workers are processed under the terms of the Professional Standards Act 2009. The latest version of the Protocol (March 2013) can be viewed online here.

Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Occupational Health and Safety Policies

The Diocesan recommendations on Occupational Health and Safety seek to ensure safe work and worshipping environments. Details of the latest training materials (May 2015), including policies on Privacy (pages 17-18), and good practise models on electronic communications and social media use (pages 19-22), can be viewed online here.

Abuse – making a Professional Standards Complaint

In case of any form of abuse we strongly encourage members to contact the Director of Professional Standards of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

The Director of Professional Standards responds to all complaints of misconduct including sexual, physical, spiritual or emotional abuse by clergy or Church officers. She is as independent as possible from the Diocese but is paid by the Diocese.

The first step in making a complaint is to call the recorded information line at any time on: 1800 135 246. The information you may provide to this service is strictly confidential. The person taking a message on this number will ask you to give a name and your phone number or address so that the Director can contact you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can write to the Director: Director of Professional Standards, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, PO Box 329, Canterbury VIC 3126. Please mark your envelope Confidential.

The Director of Professional Standards aims to solve complaints as quickly as possible. There are different ways of dealing with complaints – informally, formally or referring the matter to another Church professional standards body or to a child protection authority or to the Police.