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The Revd Dennis Webster appointed Rector of Paynesville

December 18th, 2023

The Diocese is thrilled to announce that The Revd Dennis Webster, experienced priest in the Diocese of Melbourne, has accepted an invitation to serve as Rector of Paynesville.

Dennis was born in Tasmania, and grew up in the beautiful seaside town of Penguin. As a graduate of Music and Education from the University of Tasmania he commenced a teaching career with the Tasmanian Education Department. In 1991, he began theological studies at Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, before returning to Tasmania to be ordained in December 1993.

After serving two curacies, he was made Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Channel and Cygnet, Tasmania. In 2001 Dennis moved to Melbourne having been appointed to the Parish of Braybrook in conjunction with Anglican Criminal Justice Ministry, working mainly at Port Phillip Prison and associated hospitals. Since then, he has been Vicar of the parishes of Pascoe Vale/Oak Park, St Stephen’s Richmond, and most recently Gisborne.

Dennis has an affinity with Celtic spirituality and looks forward to supporting the ministry and outreach of the Abbey Community on nearby Raymond Island.

Image credit: St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond