Bush Church Aid has a heart for people living in remote and regional Australia. We are committed to going the distance to reach Australia for Christ.
People living in sparsely populated areas often don’t benefit from strong support networks. Churches in these areas can struggle financially due to fluctuating populations. Ongoing fellowship can be hard to maintain and encouragement can become a rarity.
In partnership with Anglican Dioceses across the country, Bush Church Aid places committed and gifted Christians in a variety of locations to help people connect with the grace of God revealed in Jesus.
The Bush Church Aid Society currently supports ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo in the Parish of Sunraysia South and the Strathfieldsaye Community Church.
Anglicare Victoria is a state wide welfare organisation established in 1997 by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne to provide welfare services to children, families and young people. It has a regional office located in Bendigo with services also provided across the Diocese of Bendigo in Eaglehawk, Echuca, Kyneton, Maryborough and Swan Hill.
In 2014 Anglicare Victoria merged with St Luke’s Anglicare – a welfare organisation originally established by the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo as St Luke’s Toddler’s Home in 1939. This ensured the continuation of services offered by St Luke’s Anglicare throughout the Loddon Mallee Region.
The diocese and its parishes continue to have a good relationship with Anglicare Victoria in providing support to disadvantaged people within our communities, with Bishop Andrew Curnow representing the Loddon Mallee region on the board of Anglicare Victoria.
Benetas is an Anglican agency established to provide aged care services across the Province of Victoria. Through its partnership with Benetas, the diocese provides access to a considerable number of care options for older people.
Benetas now operates the two facilities for aged persons originally developed by the diocese: St Laurence Court (in Upper Road, California Gully) and the Wesley Street, Kangaroos Flat complex. The Rectors of Eaglehawk and Kangaroo Flat parishes provide chaplaincy ministry to the facilities in their respective parishes.
Other community aged persons services are operated by Benetas in the Shires of Buloke, Campaspe, and the City of Greater Shepparton.
Trinity College Theological School
The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo works with Trinity College Theological School to provide the academic training of ordained ministers in the diocese. The diocese now administers the Australis Certificate, used in training Ordained Local Ministers, previously known as the Trinity Certificate in Theology and Ministry.
Bishop Matt Brain represents the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo as a committee member of the Trinity College Theological School.
CMS (the Church Missionary Society of Australia) is a fellowship of Christian people and churches committed to global mission. We work with churches to set apart long-term workers who cross cultures to share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.]
Anglican Board of Mission
ABM is the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia working with overseas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. ABM has a holistic view of God’s mission. It works with Anglican Church partners and others to see lives empowered and transformed spiritually, materially and socially. We help the Anglican Church and the wider community realise and respond to the invitation for all to be a part of God’s hope for the world.
Anglican Overseas Aid
Anglican Overseas Aid is an overseas relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Australia. For more than 25 years Anglican Overseas Aid has been working for a peaceful, just and sustainable world free from poverty.