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St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church - Melbourne, Preston, Victoria

St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church - Melbourne

General Details

Type:
Church
Diocese:
Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne
Priest:
Fr. Youhanna Samuel
Second Priest:
Fr. Girgis El Antony

Contact Details

Address:
40 - 42 Gilbert Rd, Preston, Victoria, VIC 3072 Australia
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
(03) 9052 5232
Url:
www.stmarkscocmelb.com

Historical Details

Build - Founding Year:
1986
History:
Saint Mark Church is Melbourne’s second church. It was first located in a small church in Northcote where it remained for several years. In 1986 St. Mark Church congregation was able to purchase a piece of land in Preston, north of the city and set about building Melbourne’s first Coptic Orthodox Church in the Coptic style complete with a domed ceiling. Completed in July 1990, St. Mark church was blessed by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ho consecrated the altar of St. Mark on 24th February 1991.