The Anglican Church of St Stephen & Mary, Mount Waverley

Welcome to St Stephen’s & St Mary’s

Welcome to the website of the Anglican Parish of St Stephen and St Mary

383 High Street Road, Mount Waverley, 3149, Victoria, Australia.

We welcome you to join our Christian Community – please have a look around our website for information on the various activities – and if you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us.

Parish Centre Office hours:

    Tuesday 9.30am – 2.30pm

    Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm

    Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm

    Except Public Holidays

Advent and Christmas 2018

As we wait the arrival of the Christ child we invite you to join with us.  You are welcome, as are your family and friends

  • Tuesday  25-Dec 9:00am:  Christmas Day
  • Monday  24-Dec 5.00pm:  Family service with Contemporary congregation
  • Monday  24-Dec 11.00pm:  Midnight Mass with Choral music
  • Sunday  16-Dec 5.00pm:  Carol Service with Choral music


Special arrangements apply after Christmas.

  • Sunday  30th-Dec  9.00am:  Combined worship
  • Sunday  6th-Jan  9.00am:  Combined worship

We usually worship at the following times:

  • Sunday
    • 7:45am: Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (BCP) – a traditional service which lasts around 45 minutes
    • 9:00am: Sung Eucharist (SE) uses ‘A Prayer Book for Australia’ and the service is accompanied by the choir: around 60 minutes
    • 10:30am: Contemporary Eucharist (CE) is a less formal service and includes activities for children and runs for around 60 minutes.
  • Tuesday         9:15am:  Morning Prayer (Counselling Room)
  • Wednesday    9.00am: Morning Prayer
  • Thursday      10:00am: Eucharist
  • Friday            9.00am: Morning Prayer


You are warmly invited to join us for any of these services.

Each of the three Sunday services is different – come along and see which one is right for you.

Every few months, we have a joint service where all congregations come together: these are generally followed by a shared lunch and a time to get to know each other.


Disabled Access

wheelchair-dayThe parish is accessible for individuals with mobility disabilities, including those using wheelchairs or motorised scooters.


There are four reserved disabled car spaces directly behind the old church, with easy entrance into the church and Parish Centre through the orange door.

In Church:

There is dedicated space at the front of the church itself for scooters and wheelchairs if needed. An approved accessible toilet is available.

Hearing Impaired:

There is a hearing loop in the church. Please ask for assistance if needed.

If you have any questions or need other assistance, please give us a call on 9807 3168.

The plaque acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the church is built, showing an eagle which is the symbol of the Wurundjeri people.

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which the church of St Stephen is built.

The plaque shown here was installed in February 2010, showing an eagle which is the symbol of the Wurundjeri people, and the words:

“In the spirit of reconciliation, this Parish acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of this land.”



How to find us

Below are Google Street view images to assist you in finding your way to our church.


The Anglican Parish of St Stephen’s and St Mary’s The original Parish of St Stephen, Mount Waverley, worshipped at the old church of St Stephen, built in 1865: the parish celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the construction of the original church of St Stephen throughout 2015. Find out more. The new church of St Stephen …

Christmas Services

16th December 5pm – Carol Service 24th December 5pm – Contemporary/Family Service 24th December 11pm – Midnight Mass 25th December 9am – Christmas Day Service 30th December 9am 6th January 9am 13th January back to 3 services

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How Green is Our Footprint?

The five Anglican Primates of Oceania met in Australia earlier this year to discuss issues affecting the region. One of these was the threat to low-lying nations in the Pacific from global warming, and they said: “We agreed that as whole nations of ocean people lose their island homes, climate justice advocacy and action must …

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Finding the missing ANZACS

The story of one man’s quest to find the missing ANZACS from World War 1 is one of the most amazing and encouraging narratives of our time. Lambis Englezos AM is this man. Parishioners, their friends and members of the Mt Waverley community will have an opportunity to hear Lambis speak at a fund-raising event on …

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The Choir and Musicians

St Stephen’s and St Mary’s has an SATB parish choir which currently has 11 members. The choir sings for the APBA service at 9am on Sundays, except the 3rd Sunday in the month, and rehearses from 7.30 – 9pm on most Thursdays. The choir also sings for special services, such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, a …

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