Parish News

Welcome to the Surfcoast Anglican Parish

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Our parish stretches from Torquay, at the eastern boundary to Aireys Inlet in the West, a total of 27 kilometres, along the Great Ocean Road. It is one of the larger parishes in the Diocese of Melbourne.

The parish has three centres, St Luke’s in Torquay, Church of the Transfiguration in Anglesea and St Aidan’s in Aireys Inlet, where people gather to worship God each Sunday and come together at other times for a range of activities.

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria and when you visit the region we would be delighted to welcome you.
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The Rev'd Sharon Valentino.

Church @ Home
Our regular services are suspended for the time being and we are meeting as Church @ Home, you can connect with us here…

Surfcoast Church @ Home Services

Prayer @ The End of the Day

Compline brings a perfect end to the day. Many use it on a regular basis, usually just before retiring to bed. These prayers are not lengthy and can be offered in just a few minutes.

Compline Link

The Blessing Australia

During this time of uncertainty and physical isolation, over 300 local churches united together in Australia to sing a blessing over our nation. This is the first time this has happened. You can find a full list of all churches across who sent in a submission, we honour every one. Our desire is to shine the light of Jesus in a time of darkness. We hope that this song will fill you with peace and encouragement. We pray it blesses you, your children and your children's children. If you’ve got questions about life or faith, why not attend or get in contact with a local church near you. Our buildings may have been closed but the church is still very much alive!

Stage 3 COVID-19 Restrictions for Geelong and Surfcoast

Stage 3 COVID-19 Restrictions Link

Each Sunday we will ring our bells once a day at Anglesea and Torquay as a reminder that we are in this experience as a community; that we are confident in God’s presence with each of us, guarding and guiding us through this time of quietness and stillness; that we are mindful of each other and in prayer for the wellbeing of all, especially those who are suffering ill health, financial stress and loneliness; that we are thankful to those who are providing for and caring for us, and for the blessings of life we often take for granted; and we are asking God that this time will pass soon.
We encourage you to pause for a moments quiet reflection or prayer when you hear the bells.

Video Ringing the Bell at St Luke's

We walk together.


Rev’d Sharon Valentino
Surfcoast Anglican Parish

Regular Service Times (Suspended)

St Luke’s, Torquay
Eucharist, Sundays @ 10.30am, Every Week.
Eucharist, Wednesdays @ 10am, Every Week.
Taizé Service, 1st Sunday of the Month @ 6pm.

Transfiguration, Anglesea
Eucharist, Sundays @ 9.00am, Every Week.

St Aidan’s, Aireys Inlet
Eucharist, 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 10.30am.

Website Updates:
This site was last updated on 17/10/2020