St Johns East Malvern

Ministry Team

Locum Priest-in-Charge

Fr. Ken Hewlett has served in a variety of urban and rural settings over 40 years of ministry, including as Dean of Bathurst Cathedral, Warden of the Community of the Holy Name, Vicar of Saint Andrew’s Brighton, and most recently as Vicar of Saint Oswald’s Gen Iris, retiring in 2014.

Contact Father Ken Hewlett
Telephone 03 9530 9386
Mobile 0427 772 003


Honorary Assistant Priest

Dr. Gary Bouma AM has served as an Honorary Assistant Priest at Saint John’s for the past four years. Recently retired after a long and significant academic career, Gary remains an Emeritus Professor of Sociology in the school of School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, and is currently the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific. Professor Bouma’s research has primarily focussed on the interaction between religion and society in Western societies including Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. His current work includes a major study of religious plurality in multicultural Australia, making strategic comparisons with other societies; research into the management of religious diversity and continuing work on Post-Modernity as a context for interfaith dialogue and theological reflection.

Contact Reverend Gary Bouma
Telephone 03 9571 6616
Mobile 0409 234 960

The parish clergy are available for spiritual direction, counselling, prayer, confession and absolution.