Welcome to All Saints' Mitcham!
We are a gospel-centred, Bible-based Anglican church in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and we welcome you to join us. Each week we gather together to hear God's Word about the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ as we share in the Lord's Supper together.
Rev’d Greg Wong
Greg is married to Aileen and they have two kids, Zac and Adele. The family also have a Holland Lop rabbit named 'Mango' and currently training an assistance dog, 'Asher' the Golden Retriever. Greg grew up in Melbourne, attending both school and university here. After university Greg worked in accounting and then finance before being encouraged to go into full-time ministry to share the good news about Jesus with others.
The family moved to Sydney where Greg studied at Moore Theological College, then returned to Melbourne in 2018, first to work as a Kids' and Families' Lay Minister, then in 2019 was ordained as an Anglican minister. Greg spent three years as an Assistant Minister and became the Vicar at All Saints' in 2022.
Greg enjoys golf, tennis, and soccer (he is an avid Manchester United supporter) and also keeps up to date with current macro-economic conditions. As a true Melburnian, Greg is a coffee enthusiast, constantly experimenting with his home coffee setup to achieve ‘the perfect shot’.
Geraldine Starbrook (Vicar's Warden)
Geraldine has been an active parishioner of All Saints' Nunawading/Mitcham for twenty-five years. Born in Kyneton to parents associated with their Parish of St. Paul's, she later grew up in the Western District of Victoria. As a lifelong Anglican she loves the Anglican Church for its expression of the Christian faith and meaningful traditions. Her first encounter with the Diocese of Melbourne was through the Cathedral's Youth Fellowship in the 1960s.
Geraldine was employed in the Retail Book Trade for many years and possesses a good library. She enjoys the Arts and an interest in matters historical. She has been a member of Nunawading U3A's Military History Class for several years and prior to that, The Australian Napoleonic Society. Two other areas of particular interest are the Seventeenth Century (she is a member of the Society of King Charles the Martyr) and the cultural and social life of 1920s and '30s Melbourne.
Geraldine looks forward to an exciting new era for All Saints' under the curacy of the Reverend Greg.
Ivan was born in Canberra into a medical family then moved to Sydney to study Civil Engineering. Following this, Ivan was employed by a Sydney based contractor, and worked on many projects in NSW and Victoria. While working in Murchison, Victoria, Ivan met Pat and they were married at All Saints’, East St. Kilda. They have three daughters who live inter-state and usually manage to meet up annually. Ivan and Pat now have three grand-daughters.
Ivan has always been associated with churches named ‘All Saints’. The first church with his marriage, then All Saints', Nunawading, and now All Saints', Mitcham. Ivan has been involved for many years as a member of the Anglican Men’s Society (AMS) having served as the National Secretary for 16 years. Normally AMS holds an annual conference at a different location each year, and this provides a view of how the church is functioning in other Dioceses.
As a warden, Ivan is keen to be part of the church that shares the gospel with the community.
Bruce grew up in Glen Huntly, Victoria, attending the local schools and the Presbyterian church. As a member of All Saints' Mitcham, Bruce has been involved in fetes, working bees, and social events. Bruce also leads the Maintenance Team, which involves enjoying men’s fellowship whilst completing small projects around the church buildings.
Bruce and his wife Joy have been blessed with two children and twin grandsons whom they are very proud of, sharing many family times together. Bruce and Joy built their home in Mitcham in 1966 and remain at the same address. Bruce's interests have included playing tennis, canoeing as an instructor, and driver for Eastern Volunteers. Bruce and Joy are also family historians, thoroughly enjoying researching their ancestry. Being a member of Scouts Victoria, in the Whitehorse District, for the past 46 years has been an important part of Bruce's life.
As a parish warden, Bruce is looking forward, together with the Parish of All Saints' Mitcham, to inviting friends, families and neighbours to believe in Jesus.