Welcome to St James’ Anglican Church Dandenong

We rejoice in being a friendly and uplifting Christian community in the inspiring surrounds of our heritage-listed church, built in 1864. Please explore our website and feel free to contact us with any enquiries you may have. We look forward to welcoming you.



To Know Christ – through worship, prayer and Bible Study
To Serve Christ – through answering the call to minister with our God-given gifts
To Proclaim Christ – through taking the gospel to our local communities and further afield in Mission

"Dear Loving Father,
Bless all who visit this website. May they find not just a connection with St James' Church but a real and lasting connection with you. Bless their families and friends and help them to look to you to satisfy their physical and spiritual needs. For this prayer is offered in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen"



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Our regular services are:

Sunday 08:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School
Sunday 04:30 p.m. Arabic Service
Sunday 06:00 p.m.
Chollo Sudanese Service
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
Friday 05:00 p.m.
Evening Prayers


The Ministry Team

Vicar                 - Fr. Jeffrey Parker    - Click here for details

Honorary Priest  - Fr. George Ladu      - Click here for details

Priest                - Rev. Jeremy Watson   - Click here for details

Priest                - Fr. Oyem Amaylek

Seniors Minister - Sr. Gloria Dowling      - Click here for details

Worship at St James – Mild Anglo-Catholicism

Worship at St James is traditional Anglican worship in the Catholic Tradition.  This means we follow the current prayer book, (A Prayer Book for Australia, 1995); our ministers robe; there are candles on the altar, and each Sunday and Wednesday we celebrate the Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion.


Why is the Eucharist so important at St James?

We believe that Eucharist best reflects the whole range of Christian life and experience. We are part of the family of the Church and so, as a family, we gather for a family “meal” weekly. We celebrate all that God has done for us as we read four readings from scripture, namely

  • An Old Testament reading
  • A psalm portion
  • A reading from a letter of Paul or other New Testament book
  • A Gospel reading

So in that we honour the scriptures so intentionally, we are truly evangelical in the real sense of that word.

Then the preacher for the day gives a talk or sermon based on the readings after which we pray for the world and the church, and then for forgiveness of our sins.

After we have prayed our Vicar or other priest will lead us in the celebration of the Eucharist. In the Eucharist we recall the last supper when Jesus commanded his followers to “Do this in remembrance of me”. [Luke 22:19] By faith we experience Jesus’ presence when we come to his table and eat and drink the bread and wine. Through participating in the sacrament of Holy Communion and through hearing and responding to God’s word in our worship we are strengthened to continue to live lives pleasing to God.

All are welcome to join us.






Parish Office:  03 9793 0219                                                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 For more information contact Fr -Jeff - 03 9793 3898.