About

All Saints Anglican Church Clayton is a multicultural, evangelical Anglican church close to Monash University, Monash Medical Centre and Clayton Train Station.

 

Our story

 

Clayton’s first church, All Saints opened in 1896. Long before there was a hospital or a university, long before there were paved roads, there was a church to serve the community.

In recent decades, three major changes have reshaped the parish.

The first change was the opening of Dixon House. In 1991, the parish gave up its onsite vicarage to open a neighbourhood centre. Motivated by God's love, Dixon House offers a range of educational, recreational and welfare programmes to serve the diverse needs of the local community.

The second change has been the demographic shift in the local community and the church’s membership, both of which are now highly multicultural. One of the highlights of the church year for us is Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate how God has gathered us into his family from many nations, tribes, peoples and languages.

The third change is a broader social shift in Melbourne from local networks towards relational ones, with the result that the parish now serves a wider community throughout Melbourne’s South East.

We are growing into our name—All Saints.

 

Our mission, vision and values

 

Our motto

A thirst for God, a taste for different cultures

 

Our mission

To develop mature followers of Jesus

united in a multicultural community of faith

that celebrates, proclaims and serves

among the nations

 

Our vision

  • To engage with the local community through integrated evangelism and service
  • To establish new believers in the faith and encourage the church towards spiritual maturity
  • To equip and empower God’s people for ministry and mission
  • To develop and export Christian leaders for church and society

 

Our values

  • Christ-centred worship: celebrating the gospel together and following Jesus in all of life
  • Bible-based spirituality and ministry: receiving and sharing God’s word
  • Prayer: humbly trusting and depending on God
  • Discipleship: making, maturing and mobilising followers of Jesus
  • Hospitality: extending to others the generous welcome God has shown us in the gospel
  • Unity in diversity: joining as God’s people from different cultures, backgrounds and generations
  • Partnerships: investing in strategic relationships for the sake of the gospel
  • Mission: working for the progress of the gospel locally and globally

 

Our priority strategies

  • To create capacity for growth by improving our facilities, structures and systems
  • To plant new congregations
  • To grow the proportion of members connected to home groups
  • To foment a culture of deep Scripture engagement individually, one-to-one and in groups
  • To engage in occasional whole-church times of prayer and fasting
  • To provide regular training in key areas of Christian life and ministry

 

Our mission partners

Dixon House Logo

Dixon House Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is our onsite mission partner. Motivated by the love of God, Dixon House has been serving the local community with educational, recreational and welfare programs since 1991.


 Ridley College Logo

Ridley College trains men and women for gospel ministry in Melbourne and beyond.


Nungalinya College Logo

Nungalinya College in Darwin is a Christian training college that empowers Indigenous Australians, churches and communities from across Australia.


CMS Logo

CMS works with churches to send long-term cross-cultural gospel workers to serve in global mission for a world that knows Jesus.