||I was married at St Margarets in 1972. Returning from overseas 3 years later, I have been a parishioner for some years. Having worked as a Librarian and lastly as the Property Manager for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, I have been fortunate to have had several careers. I have also served as a Lay Canon at St Pauls Cathedral MELBOURNE and now Canon Emeritus. I feel privileged to help lead and nurture the people in this congregation.|
Kathleen, her husband Gary and their three children moved to Eltham in 1977. They began worshiping at St Margaret’s at the time the old Gibson Hall was being demolished to make way for the new Mud Brick Hall which opened in 1978. Since then Kathleen has lived through many changes in the parish.
Kathleen enjoys her role as Parish Treasurer, having a keen interest in Accounts, Financial Reporting and Budgets. Kathleen is also a member of the Parish Discovering Spirituality Team, an outworking of her faith about which she is passionate. Other interests include Reading, Genealogy and Family History. Kathleen has been an active member of the Movement for the Ordination of Women since 1984 and is Treasurer of MOWatch Australia.
Kathleen sadly lost Gary in 2018. She now has seven grandchildren who are a great delight.
Helen has been a parishioner for seven decades; she has been a part of many changes during that period. She believes strongly that St. Margaret’s is a central focal point for her faith, it is where key events in her life have taken place.
It is a place where she has grown and shared learnings with all those she has been fortunate enough to walk with, both Vicars and parishioners. She is a strong proponent of our adopted HeartEdge model as a vehicle for a healthy future for all ages going forward.
Her current roles are as a Warden, Parish Councillor, Finance Committee, the Do Justice Yarning Circle school project person. She is also very involved with Austin Health, a position she has been involved with for 16 years.
She is always open and ready for discussion with fellow members of our congregation of St.Margaret’s.
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