About Us


2.30pm Sunday 14th November, Service at St James' Anglican Church, 55 Collins St Drysdale.

We have great pleasure in welcoming our new Vicar - Reverend David Willsher and his family.

We are delighted to have then joining our Parish and look forward to a joyous time of worship, fellowship, and friendship together .


The Anglican Parish of the Bellarine is located on the north-eastern part of the Bellarine Peninsula and includes the churches of

St James', located at 45-55 Collins St, Drysdale

St John's, located at 11-15 Brown St, Portarlington

St Paul's, located at 10-12 Dudley Parade, St Leonards (combined congregation with UCA)


Incumbent - Reverend David Willsher

Honorary Clergy

Rev. Frances Campbell - Retired

Rev. Sheridan Hannah - Chaplain - Barwon Health

We acknowledge the Wathaurong people as the traditional custodians of this land, and pay respect to Elders, past and present.

The parish is part of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, and the Archdeaconry of Geelong.

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>Click here for the Daily Devotions page for worship at home resources

>Click here for Parish Calendar of upcoming Events

The parish mission statement:

‘called to know and worship Christ, love and care for one another, and serve the community in God’s name’ helps provide direction for all worship, mission and service activities.

A Prayer for the parish:

O Lord God, by whose love we have been brought into the fellowship of your Church:

Help us we pray,

to worship you in spirit and in truth,

to serve you with unselfish love, and

to give generously for the extension of your Kingdom,

that we may be true members of your Church, and that we may worthily proclaim your Son, Jesus Christ,

and convey his life to all, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.