Our Mission





These 4 W’s are very important to our God and that makes them important to us at South East Bendigo Anglican Parish.

God welcomes all who come to him through Jesus, and so we welcome you to join us in following Jesus.
It’s all about worshipping God – showing in our lives that He is worth most.
God reveals himself especially in his word, the Bible. And that is why we take it seriously; teaching it and doing what it says.
God expects his people to be a witness in this world. The message about Jesus is good news, so we want to share it with Bendigo and beyond.

Our Ministry Leaders

Trev Bell
Trev BellSenior Minister
Trev Spent his high school years around Castlemaine and undertook a gap year with the school of ministry at View Hill Fellowship. This continued to heighten his interest in studying the bible. As a result He enrolled at Bible college of Victoria, graduating with a Batchelor of Theology.

He has been a youth worker for the Mount Alexander Shire and then a Community Pastor at Christ Church Melton. He was ordained in 2007, beginning as a curate at Kyabram then appointed priest in charge at Mooroopna where he has been for the 6 years before start at South East Bendigo.

Trev loves sport and friends and most of all he cherishes his wife Cindy and four children. Josiah, Corben, Levi and Charlotte. He also was a premiership player from Castlemaine’s 2000 victory in the BFL.

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Karen Reid
Karen ReidCurate
Karen grew up on a property in the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW. She has spent (too many) years at university, eventually graduating as a Physiotherapist and working in Shepparton, Goulburn, Melbourne and Echuca in that field. She also completed a ministry traineeship in 2010-2011 in Goulburn NSW, a time which was made very difficult by suffering with glandular fever and subsequent chronic fatigue. She completed a Masters/Grad Dip through Ridley College Melbourne in 2016 and has been involved most recently at St Jude’s church in Parkville.

Karen has a mum and dad (who live on a smaller property near where she grew up), a twin sister and an older brother in Sydney, and a sister-in-law in Cooma. She enjoys playing guitar, is an avid cricket and tennis fan, can quote ridiculous amounts of BBC period drama productions to you and is known to get hooked on a Netflix series at times. She also loves to read, feel the sun on her face and is trying to up her walking capacity.

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Rob Edwards
Rob EdwardsStrathfieldsaye Church Minister
Rob and his wife Michelle joined the parish in February 2004 from Melbourne. He has completed a Bachelor of Ministry through the Bible College of Victoria.

Rob has a passion for children and youth ministry and his focus until recently was the 11am Family Church Service, where he is found either encouraging the children and teenagers or else he is behind the drum kit. Rob has now been appointed the Minister to the Strathfieldsaye church community

He is a family focused guy (with all the Dad jokes to prove it!). He and Michelle have 3 boys, Nathan, Josh and Pete. In his free time Rob loves to camp, four wheel drive, bush walk, as well as play the drums. Rob often utilises his mechanical and camping skills to take the youth group on adventures and outings- which are thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Rob’s love for the bush and sense of humour are evident from his favourite piece of scripture Deuteronomy 23:12-14.

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