Welcome to the parish of St Bede’s North Balwyn.
Established in 1950 our parish community is a place of hospitality, pastoral care, prayer and education. Today our community numbers over 1500 families.
Our lovely Church completed in 1960 has been beautifully and sensitively refurbished to enhance community participation and to create a sacred place for prayer and liturgy. Our magnificent stained glass windows by the late Alan Summer are a special feature of our Church and were carefully commissioned by our community to express in art the foundations of our faith in Jesus Christ.
The vitality of our parish is reflected in the community celebration of the Eucharist. With careful attention to music, liturgical ministries, symbol and participation we hope all people will feel welcome in our midst.
Our parish team includes our Pastoral Coordinator, Jo Ryan who assists in developing, supporting and forming our community to achieve its vision. Together with our Parish Pastoral Council we endeavour to respond to the mission of the Church and the reality of people’s lives in this time and place.
Our Parish Priest is Fr. Werner Utri and Assistant Priest is Fr. Jerome Santamaria.
To support our community life, care and formation many groups exist to engage and develop members of our community as Christians and disciples of the Good News.
Our Catholic Primary School is known for the quality of education offered to the children of our parish.
In January 2013, St Bede’s began a process of partnering with St. Anne’s Parish East Kew.
We hope you feel welcome to join us and to become involved.
If we can assist you, please call us on 03-8851 4600.