About Us

We are a church passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus Christ, and be built up in him. For nearly 100 years men and women of all ages have been gathering at St Mark’s and growing as disciples of Christ.

We are an Anglican Evangelical church, committed to the teaching of Jesus Christ, and the living out of our Christian faith in our local communities. Located on the corner of Burke & Canterbury Roads in Camberwell, you can visit us by driving or using public transport.

Meet The Leadership

Venerable Greg Allinson – Vicar

Greg has been the Vicar of St Mark’s since November 2009, and has been in full-time Christian ministry since 1991. He is passionate about biblical preaching, helping people discover Jesus, caring for people and building community together. In October 2012, Greg became the Archdeacon of Kew. He loves chatting to people about faith issues over a latté, down in the Burke Road cafes and sharing meals with people, especially washed down with red wine (good enough for Jesus … good enough for me!). Greg plays a variety of musical instruments within the music teams such as the saxophone, clarinet and piano. His particular interests are golf, cards, games, fishing, camping and anything that helps him spend time with people. Greg is married to Joy and has two teenage daughters – Stefi and Zoe, all of whom also attend St Mark’s.

Reverend Matthew Ooi – Assistant Minister

Having completed his Masters of Divinity from Ridley College in 2013, Matt started at St. Mark's in February of 2014. Matt is married to his wife Rebecca, and they have two young children (along with two furry children of the canine variety). While Matt had previously enjoyed running his own business as a physiotherapist, they decided as a family that the best use of the gifts and opportunities that God has given them to proclaim the good-news of Jesus as Christ was to start on this path towards a life-time of gospel-ministry. Matt is particularly invested in caring for the Evening Congregation and also co-ordinates the Growth-Groups at St Mark's. He also enjoys cycling, triathlon, rock-climbing, and pretty much any other sporting activity.

Reverend Conrad Parsons - Honorary Assistant Curate

Conrad and Wendy, with Natasha (2002), Harmoni (2004) and William (2006), joined St Marks in April 2009. Conrad was our Children's Minister for a year after his ordination in February 2016. He loves helping people take their next step and supports all volunteers who help, teach or lead children’s activities. He has been in full-time Christian ministry since 1988, mostly working with children and young people. He holds a Master of Arts in Evangelism Studies (Sheffield), a Master of Ministry (CSU) and was more recently studying at Ridley College and Fuller Seminary. Conrad is passionate about supporting evangelistic leaders in Australia and in the Pacific islands.

Lizzie Schoer - Children and Families Minister 

Lizzie has been at St Mark’s since 2001, and has been involved in the children’s and youth ministries since shortly after that. In February 2017, she began her role as the Children and Families Minister, after a year working as an intern in children's ministry. She and her husband John are in their final year at Ridley Theological College, where they have loved learning more about God and his word while preparing for ministry. Lizzie loves singing, dancing, video games, board games, ice cream and reading.

Mark Holmes – Youth Minister

Mark has been at St Mark’s since the start of 2015, first as Assistant Youth Minister, and, since February 2016, as Youth Minister. He has been in Melbourne since the end of 2013 coming from Northern Ireland to follow his growing desire to go into ministry after completing University studies. Mark previously was at City on a Hill, before coming to St Mark's.  He is excited to work with youth and others, both at St Mark’s and elsewhere. He desires to see them come to know Jesus, to follow Jesus, and for them to go out and tell others about Jesus. Mark is really into his sports especially soccer and rugby union. He plays for Donvale Presbyterian Football Club in the VCFA. He also loves good food, movies and trivia.

Jodine Fergusson - Office Manager

Jodine co-ordinates the office team with a wealth of administrative talent and expertise, having worked previously in event management. She is married, with 3 children who keep her very busy.  She enjoys running when she gets the chance.

Our Vision

Our Mission:

“Making sense of life.”

Our Aim:

“To glorify God the Father, through his Son Jesus Christ, in the power of the Spirit.”

Our four-year vision:

"By 2018, St Mark's will be 3 congregations of caring mature Christians. We will be passionate about bringing the gospel to Camberwell and to our communities. People will encounter, respond to, and become disciples of Jesus."

Mission & Values

Our mission is to help people make sense of life. To do this, we need to make sense of God, discipleship of one another and relationship with one another. Within these three areas, St Mark's holds fast to 10 core values. These are things that shape us as a church: things we expect in our leaders, encourage in our members, and invite people attending St Mark's to experience.

Making Sense of Life

 

Our History

For over 100 years, men, women and children have been gathering at the corner of Burke and Canterbury Rds, to praise and worship the Lord Jesus Christ.

St Mark's has a rich history, and as we further develop our website in coming months we aim to share this history with you. In the meantime should you wish to learn more about St Mark's, please contact our church office:

Phone: 03 9882 3776
Email: office@stmarkscamberwell.org.au