St James’ Old Cathedral serves as a city parish for the North-Western CBD and the newly developed Docklands precinct. But church members travel in from all over suburban Melbourne – from Glen Waverley to Glenroy, from Sunshine to St Kilda. Meet some of them below!
Church life has been an important part of Lisa’s life for as long as she can remember. The first time Lisa worshipped at St James’ was on Christmas Day 2009 and she has felt at home here ever since. She enjoys assisting in the practical day to day running of the parish and her deep love of family has drawn her towards becoming more involved in the welfare of our parish family members. Lisa has worked in the television industry for 30 years.
Warden and Parish Lunch Co-ordinator
Jenny works as a business analyst. She puts her infectious enthusiasm to work by co-ordinating our parish lunches, on the second Sunday of each month. She also serves as a church warden and lives in Collingwood.
Owen is a nursing educator who serves as parish nominator. He has a young daughter, Michaela, and lives in Aberfeldie.
Parish Council, Treasurer
Tony had his Christian formation in Sydney. He moved to Melbourne in 1980, and lives in North Fitzroy. He got involved long term in Anglican polity, serving since the end of the 60s in a wide variety of lay roles in the church in Sydney and Melbourne, and was a trustee of the (national) General Synod for 3 decades. He is married to Wendy, and has two sons. He has come to St James to be part of the integrity of worship here in Word, song, and preaching.
Lorraine loves the Old Cathedral so much she drives in from Glen Waverley to worship each Sunday, and the members of the Old Cathedral love having her even more. She married her late husband here in the early 1980s.
Lydia works as a barrister and lives in East Melbourne with her one-eyed cat Ruby. She is mother to Martin and Aimee, mother in law to Janis and Andrew and hands-on grandmother to Charlie, Dylan and Lenka. Lydia moved from Holy Trinity Doncaster and enjoys the worship, friendship and music at St James.
Jenny wears many hats. At St James', she directs The Old Cathedral Voices and leads mainly music. At work, Jenny directs the Master of Business Analytics Program and teaches applied mathematics at Melbourne Business School (University of Melbourne). She is also the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Diocese, sits on Archbishop in Council; General Synod; Diocesan Synod; and the Board of Nominators. She also sits on the boards of ANSVAR Insurance and Converge International. She is our minister's favourite parishioner (and his wife!)