Everyone is welcome

In the Anglican Parish of South Darebin, we have two worship centres, All Saints in Northcote and St James in Thornbury. In both of these communities we keep the best of the past while practising our faith in a tolerant, open and inclusive way. We love the beauty and mystery of both traditional and modern Anglican music, and we keep the traditional liturgy, festivals and seasons of the year. But we are communities with progressive values – we are tolerant of different viewpoints, interested in other faiths, respectful of people of all ages, backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Our parish seeks to welcome everyone, to share our experience of God, to reach out to those who need help, and to engage in issues of social justice. We are aware of the injustices suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, traditional owners of the land on which the churches were built and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

We normally hold three services per week, with additional services or activity as appropriate to the church season; for example, Bible study sessions are held from time to time. For information about services and activities in our parish, see the Services page.

Find out more about South Darebin

History of St James Anglican Church Thornbury

Over 100 years in Thornbury


Our Clergy

From the Vicar

Reading and reflection

Our community

Welcoming and inclusive

Social justice

Standing up for fairness


For community use

History of All Saints Anglican Church Northcote

161 years in Northcote

All Saints is on the corner of High and Walker Streets, in Northcote, opposite Stop 26 of the Number 86 tram line. Wheelchair access is available via the north porch door. On- street parking is available.

St James is on the corner of Pender and Newcastle Streets in Thornbury. Wheelchair access is from the east door in Newcastle Street. The main entrance is via the ramp in Newcastle Street. There is ample on-street parking nearby.

Our parish is situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.  We acknowledge their Elders, past and present, and pray for a just outcome for all Indigenous people. We pay our respects to First Nations website visitors.

We welcome people of any sexual orientation or gender identity and oppose sexism and gender discrimination in any form.