St Johns East Malvern

Ministry Team

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Locum Priest-in-Charge

Fr. Jacob Legarda was recently appointed Locum of St John’s and St Agnes, remaining as chaplain at Monash University Caulfield. Prior to his journey towards ordination, Jacob worked as a secondary school teacher and completed his postgraduate theological studies at Trinity College.

Contact Fr. Jacob Legarda
Telephone 03 9571 6616
Mobile 0435 907 441
Email curate@saintjohns.org.au

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Honorary Assistant Priest

Professor Dr. Gary Bouma AM has served as an Honorary Assistant Priest at Saint John’s for the past four years. Recently retired after a long and significant academic career, Gary remains an Emeritus Professor of Sociology in the school of School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, and is currently the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific. Professor Bouma’s research has primarily focussed on the interaction between religion and society in Western societies including Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. His current work includes a major study of religious plurality in multicultural Australia, making strategic comparisons with other societies; research into the management of religious diversity and continuing work on Post-Modernity as a context for interfaith dialogue and theological reflection.

Contact Fr. Dr. Gary Bouma OAM
Telephone 03 9571 6616
Mobile 0409 234 960
Email Gary.Bouma@arts.monash.edu

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Honorary Assistant Priest

Fr. Ken Hewlett has served in a variety of urban and rural settings over 40 years of ministry, including as Dean of Bathurst Cathedral, Warden of the Community of the Holy Name, Vicar of Saint Andrew’s Brighton, and most recently as Vicar of Saint Oswald’s Gen Iris, retiring in 2014.

Contact Fr. Ken Hewlett
Telephone 03 9885 1125
Mobile 0427 584 624
Email kjhewlett@bigpond.com

The parish clergy are available for pastoral care, spiritual direction and sacramental confession.

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