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:

     Wednesday 10am to 2pm

     Thursday 1pm to 5pm

     Friday 10am to 2pm

PLEASE NOTE: The office will close Friday 23rd December 2016 and re-open Wednesday 4th January 2017.



 Advent studies

Vicar Dianne will be offering Chapters 4,5,6 and 7 of the Book of Revelation as a four week study block.

A choice of two sessions are offered, starting Tuesday 22nd November

  • Tuesdays 1.30-3pm
  • Wednesdays 7.30-9pm.

An Advent booklet to help with your readings is available for purchase on the day for $3.

Come along and learn about a not often read part of the bible.



Click here for Christmas 2016/New Year 2017 Services

See our Christmas flyer here



We 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 (Chapel)
  • Wednesday    9.00am: Morning Prayer
  • Thursday       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 …

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Parish Office Christmas Hours

The Parish Office will close on Friday 23rd December 2016 and re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2017. We wish everyone a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.      

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The Choir and Musicians

St Stephen’s and St Mary’s has an SATB parish choir which currently has 12 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 Christmas …

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Christmas/New Year Services

Sat 10th December 4.30pm Mainly Music Christmas Service Sunday 11th December 5pm Christmas Carol Service followed by champagne and Christmas cake Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve 5pm Contemporary Eucharist with Children’s activity 11pm Midnight Mass – Sung Eucharist Sunday 25th December Christmas Day 7:45am BCP Holy Communion 9am Sung Eucharist No 10.30am Service Sunday 1st …

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Carols Service

St Stephen’s and St Mary’s church will be holding its Carols Service on Sunday 11th December at 5pm. It will have soloists, choir, organ, piano, flute, violins, cello, clarinets, bells and harp. The service will be followed by Champagne and cake in the Parish Centre. It promises to be a very interesting night with something for …

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Climate Change – What does it mean for us?

We were delighted to have Professor David Karoly, Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, speaking on Climate Change on Thursday 6th October, in the Parish Centre at St Stephen & St Mary’s. David Karoly is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at …

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A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter, or not? My wife and I visited Washington D.C. in September this year. We took with us two poppies which had been made for our April Anzac Service and which I had promised to lay at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington; the Wall is engraved with the names of the …

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