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Order of Malta Australia


Inaugural Advent Carol Service held at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Toorak


To mark the end of a tumultuous year, and the dawn of new beginnings, the members, volunteers, family and friends of the South Eastern Region were invited to attend our inaugural Advent Carols Service that was held on Thursday 17th December at 7pm, in St Peter’s Catholic Church, Toorak.

Our Carols Service reflected the Advent season’s growing anticipation for both the first coming of Christ and of that Day when the prayer “Thy Kingdom come” is finally and fully answered.

Due to the current Victorian Government COVID Restrictions, St. Peter’s Church could only accommodate a congregation of up to 90 people. However the I  future years it is hoped that the service will welcome greater congregations.

One of our Chaplains, the Very Rev Joe Caddy AM presided over the service.

Dr Brianna Chesser, who is undertaking her year of preparation to join the Order, led the singing. Brianna has been a Cantor at St Patrick’s Cathedral since 2009 and a member of the Music Ministry team at her parish, St John’s in Heidelberg.

The Service was supported by Mr Daniel Brace, Organist and Music Director at St. Peter’s, Toorak.


The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.