Port Phillip East Presbytery is the council of the Uniting Church providing oversight of the Uniting Church in the region between Port Melbourne and Pakenham, between Toorak and Portsea, at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula.
The Presbytery is made up of 60 congregations and faith communities, with members coming from many cultural backgrounds and ages.
In one sense, the Presbytery’s members are people in ministry placements or long-term supply arrangements, and representatives chosen by their congregations. In another sense, the Presbytery represents all people who are members of Uniting Church congregations in the region.
The Presbytery is there to provide oversight of the life and mission of the Uniting Church in the region, as well as foster connections with Uniting Church agencies and schools. The Presbytery sets out to encourage people in congregations to strengthen one another’s faith, to bear one another’s burdens, and exhorting them to fulfil their high calling in Christ Jesus. It promotes those wider aspects of the work of the Church committed to it by the Synod or Assembly.