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Order of Malta Australia


Welcoming new Magistral Chaplain, Fr. Josh Scott


Fr Josh Scott has recently been appointed as an Order of Malta Magistral Chaplain.

Fr. Joshua converted to Catholicism in 2005. As a practicing Catholic he served within the St. Mary’s Catholic Church community of Young as a parish councillor, lector, acolyte, youth group leader, musician and serving the community with St. Vincent de Paul through their Christmas hamper drive. This is not to mention his visitations to the sick and housebound.

After having served in parishes and schools in Sydney and Goulburn, Fr. Joshua was ordained a priest at St. Christopher’s Cathedral in 2017. Since then he served as the Chaplain of Calvary Public and Private Hospitals and served tirelessly during the COVID19 pandemic. In doing this, he also serves on the ACT Calvary Community Advisory Council. He has also served as an Archdiocesan Chaplain of youth and young adults and has been the Assistant Priest of the parishes of Central Canberra and St. Thomas More’s, Campbell.

He is currently finalising his Masters in Theology in Pastoral Theology, and has been appointed as the Assistant Priest of South Tuggeranong. One of the largest Catholic parishes in Australia. He is also finalising his Masters of Theology in Pastoral Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

“I feel very honoured to be asked to be an Order of Malta chaplain. As a hospital Chaplain, I look at the roots of the Order and see the mission of assisting the sick and the poor, and that is something I very much identify with.

I also looked forward to working with the members of the Order of Malta in the ACT, who are very distinguished and loved members of our community.”

Fr. Josh Scott, Order of Malta Chaplain

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.