Gallery Tour and Workshop on Journeys towards Reconciliation 11 October 2022

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Boroondara Interfaith Network Webinar – Families Keeping the Faith during COVID-19

Event details

Join us on 8 December at 6.30 pm for a free, online discussion with local families on how they have been keeping connected to their faith and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our host is journalist and broadcaster, Helen Kapalos, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University of Technology and former Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

We’ll be joined by local faith representatives

  • Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann, Hawthorn Ark Centre
  • Julia Riazati, Spiritual Assembly of Baha’i’s in Boroondara
  • Kerman Buhariwala, Shirdi Sai Sansthan Temple, Camberwell
  • Tanya Wilson, St Dominic’s Catholic Church, Camberwell
  • Kamalpreet Kaur, Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria.

This event is taking place as part of the Boroondara Arts exhibition ‘A Family Album‘ and is hosted by the Boroondara Interfaith Network.

Register at Webinar Registration – Zoom

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Keeping Boroondara Residents Connected. On-line Streamed Religious Services or Observances.

Anglican Churches


St Tom’s Anglican Church  (Services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)


St Paul’s Anglican Church


St Dunstan’s Anglican Church

 St John’s Church

Camberwell South Anglican Church

 St Mark’s Church

Hartwell Church of Christ

Glen Iris

St Faith’s Church

St Oswald’s Church


St Columb’s Church


Holy Trinity Church Kew

St Hilary’s Church

Surrey Hills

The Avenue Church of Christ

Armenian Church

Surrey Hills

St Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church


The Local Spiritual Assembly of Baha’s of Boroondara

Baptist Churches


Ashburton Baptist Church


East Camberwell Baptist Church

Camberwell Baptist Church


Canterbury Baptist Church


Hawthorn West Church


Chinese Baptist Church ( Services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)

North Balwyn 

North Balwyn Baptist Church (Services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)

NBBC Online Services

Surrey Hills

Balwyn Baptist Church, Surrey Hills – Our Good Friday reflective service will start at 9:30 am, aiming to finish by 10:15 am. Please click the link below to join us.   Alternatively simply call 03 70182005 to listen to our service using your telephone.  This link is not the same as our Sunday service link.  


Bao Lin Monastery

Catholic Churches


St Dominic’s

Camberwell, Balwyn and Deepdene


Carmelite Monastery, Kew

Sacred Heart

Glen Iris

St Cecilia’s Church


The Immaculate Conception Church and St Joseph’s Church


St Patrick’s Cathedral

Christian Community Church

Hawthorn East


Greek Orthodox Church

North Balwyn

The Presentation Our Lady To The Temple

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Efstathios in South Melbourne, will be providing direct on line (Channel 31 or 44 ) liturgy service for Orthodox Christians on Friday, 17 April, 2020 from 7pm – to 9pm and Saturday, 18 April, 2020 from 11pm to 1.15 am.   This service is delivered in Greek and English.

Hindu Temple


Shirdi Sai Temple



Swinburne Islamic Society, Swinburne University



Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism


The Ark Centre Hawthorn

Methodist Churches


Balwyn Methodist Church


Camberwell Methodist Church 

Presbyterian Churches

Burwood (Mandarin and English)


Trinity Church


Hawthorn Presbyterian Church

Hawthorn East Chalmers Presbyterian Church

Surrey Hills

St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church

Salvation Army


Surrey Hills

Chinese Corps

Melbourne Glorious Chinese Christian Church Balwyn

Seventh Day Adventist


Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church

Sikh Gurdwara

Diwan Services

Swinburne University Multi Faith Chaplaincy

Uniting Churches


Ashburton Uniting Church


Auburn Uniting Church

Balwyn North

North Balwyn Uniting Church


Camberwell Uniting Church


Canterbury Uniting Church (Services in Tongan)

Highfield Road Canterbury Uniting Church


Deepdene Uniting Church – Virtual workshop in English and Korean

Glen Iris

Uniting Church and Community Centre

Burwood Uniting Church Glen Iris


West Hawthorn Uniting Church  and email to join.

Metropolitan Community Church – Worships at the West Hawthorn Uniting Church.


Habitat Uniting Church, Hawthorn and Kew.

Zoroastrian Faith

Council’s of Churches or Inter Church Councils 

Ashburton – Glen Iris Inter Church Council

Balwyn North Inter Church Council

Burwood Inter Church Council

Canterbury Council of Churches

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Celebrate National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week, which runs from 27 May to 3 June 2018, celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To mark this important week, Isaiah Firebrace will perform at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. Isaiah, a Yorta Yorta man, won The X Factor in 2016 and represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.

When: 8pm, Sunday 27 May 2018

Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Tickets: Full $29, Concession $25 (under 16), Family (one adult + two concessions) $64

Book online at

or call 9278 4770.

The Boroondara Library Service will also be holding a special storytime session during Reconciliation Week. Parents, carers, grandparents and their children are invited to attend this free, interactive and fun session by Yarn Strong Sista to learn more about Indigenous culture through storytelling.

When: 11am, Monday 28 May 2018

Where: Camberwell Library, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell

For more information, visit or call 9278 4666.
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Tour of Places of Worship in Boroondara 20 November 2017

Join a free tour of places of worship in Boroondara.

Visit the:

  • Bao Lin Chan Monastery in Glen Iris
  • the Christian Community Church in East Hawthorn
  • the Carmelite Monastery Church and gardens in Kew.

Transport will leave the City of Boroondara Council Offices, Customer service area on 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell at 10.15 a.m. and will return at 3.00 p.m, traffic permitting.

Please advise of any access, interpreting or dietary requirements upon booking. Light refreshments will be available.


To book go to\ or contact 9278 4938

National Relay Service (If you have hearing/speech difficulties) call 1300 555 727 or TTY/voice calls 133 677

 To use a telephone interpreter call 131 450

Emma Wilkinson
Social Inclusion Policy and Projects Officer

8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124
City of Boroondara – Community Planning and Development
Telephone: (03) 9278 4938

National Relay Service (If you have a hearing/speech impairment) call 1300 555 727 or TTY/voice calls 133 677

 To use a telephone interpreter call 131 450

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National Reconciliation Week 2016

National Reconciliation Week is a time to recognise the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, the  Boroondara Interfaith Network invites you to a free family friendly interactive workshop on Aboriginal Creation Stories. The workshop, which will be led by Aboriginal artist, Rachel Shields, which will provide an opportunity for people to learn about Aboriginal culture and take part in producing an artwork.

When: Thursday 9 June 2016 between 4 pm and 5.30 pm

 Where: Phyllis Hore Room,  Kew Library, Corner of Cotham Road and Civic Drive.

Bookings: This is a free event, however, bookings are essential. Please contact Traci Alchin, Community Planning and Development on 9278 4753 or email

More information

Online calendars of events for National Reconciliation Week are available at:

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Light UP 2016

Churches across Boroondara are bringing Christmas to the Community by lighting up their church buildings, displaying nativity scenes, dramatising the Christmas story or singing carols.

Make it a family event and visit your local churches from 5 December till 30 December.

Light UP

For a list of participating churches and to donate for a local charity, visit: .

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What is the Heart of Our Humanity?

You are invited to a community reflection on the history of interfaith to mark the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Hear about some of the key issues raised at this year’s Parliament taking place in Salt Lake City, and join in a community conversation about the meaning of interfaith and our humanity here in Boroondara.

A vegetarian afternoon tea will be provided.

When: 4pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday 11 November

Where: Level 2, Swinburne Multi Faith Facility, The George Building, 34 Wakefield St, Hawthorn

This is a free event, however bookings are essential.

Please register your attendance by Monday 2 November.

Register at:

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Let’s Hurry to Love

You are invited to an afternoon of poetry and discussion about respectful relationships in celebration of International Day of Non-Violence.

Enjoy a performance of poetry and music by artists John Wood, Kristof Kaczmarek, Suhasini Seelin and Konrad Olszewski from Exit Theatre, and join a discussion on different aspects of love.

This event is brought to you by the Boroondara Interfaith Network in partnership with the Chai Junction.

A vegetarian afternoon tea will be provided.

When: 2pm to 5pm, Sunday 18 October

Where: Kew Court House, 188 High St, Kew

This is a free event, however bookings are essential.

Please register your attendance by Wednesday  14 October.

Register at:


If you would like to attend this event and have specific access, communication or dietary needs please contact 9278 4753 by Friday 2 October and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Swinburne University Multi Faith Facility Anniversary Celebration

‘Acknowledging Indigenous Spirituality – We All Stand on Sacred Ground’

You are invited to attend  the 4th Anniversary Celebration of the Swinburne Multi Faith Facility, as an activity of the Swinburne University  Reconciliation Action Plan. We explore the question: ‘How do we acknowledge the spirituality of Australian indigenous peoples in our Swinburne Multi Faith Facility?’

Our guest speaker is Prof Ian Anderson –  Pro Vice Chancellor Engagement at The University of Melbourne and Founding Director of Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at Melbourne University. Professor Anderson is also the Director for Research and Innovation at the Lowitja Institute.


  • 4.00 pm Flag Poles for ‘Welcome to Country’ (Wakefield Street)
  • 4.15 pm Level 2, The George for the speaker presentation

This will be followed by light refreshments at 5.00 pm on Level 3, The George and tours of the Swinburne Multi Faith Facility level 3 The George.

When: 4.00pm Wednesday 12th August. (Two minutes’ walk from the Glenferrie Station)

Enquiries: Swinburne Chaplain

The Swinburne Multi Faith Facility was opened in May 2011 with Archbishop Philip Freier of the Melbourne Anglican Diocese  (Now Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia)as the speaker. We maintain a tradition of an anniversary celebration in which we seek to stimulate thinking around the broad theme of  encouraging respectful dialogue between people of different faiths and belief frameworks. We have eight registered student faith groups – Islamic, Jewish and Christian and ongoing links with Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities and students.

Subsequent anniversary gatherings have featured Dr Deborah Weismann (International Council of Christians & Jews – Jerusalem), Prof Abdullah Saeed (Head of Islamic studies – Melbourne University) and Rev Dr Denham Grierson (Emeritus Professor Education/Theology – United Faculty of Theology – Melbourne University of Divinity).

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