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Reverend Canon Matt Williams


Matt has been ministering at St James’ Old Cathedral since he was ordained in 2009 after completing studies at Ridley College. He and his wife, Jenny George, have a daughter, Pippa.


Matt is also a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne; Board Member of the Consort of Melbourne and the Centre for Biblical Preaching; and host of the Year of Discernment program for people considering Anglican ordained ministry.

Reverend Mike Raiter


Mike Raiter is the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching in Melbourne, and an Associate Minister at the Old Cathedral. Previously he was the Head of the Department of Mission at Moore College and, more recently, Principal of Melbourne School of Theology.  Mike spent 11 years working in Pakistan, largely in theological education.  He is married to Sarah and they have 4 children (Joel, Nate, Pippa and Lauren). To keep fit Mike likes to wrap his mind around cryptic crosswords, sudokus, and Scandinavian crime novels. He is the author of the 2004 Australian Christian Book of the Year, Stirrings of the Soul.

Ms Lisa Wardell



Lisa has been worshipping at St James' since discovering it in Christmas 2009. She served as a Churchwarden from 2012-17 and in February 2018 became our full-time On-Site Manager, after a 34-year career at Channel 7. Lisa supports the staff and churchwardens by managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations of church events.


Ministry Staff

Canon Matt Williams (Vicar)
Rev. Mike Raiter

Ms. Bei-En Zou

Ms. Bridget Penington

Dr. Callum Dawson

On-Site Manager
Ms. Lisa Wardell


Building Location

Cnr King & Batman Sts
West Melbourne 3003

Community Location
Zoom Room 597-917-6529.


T 03 9329 0903

Service in Church / YouTube:
Sundays at 10:00 am

Services on Zoom

Monday to Friday:
8:30 am: Morning Prayer
5:30 pm: Evening Prayer
9:00 pm: Litany, Bedtime Prayer


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