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Burwood's Ministry Team
Burwood Uniting Church Australia is fortunate to be able to employ both a full-time and a part-time ministry team to carry out the pastoral care, preaching, children’s ministry and other ministries in the Burwood community.

Rev. Peter Welsh was inducted as our Minister of the Word, at a service in the Worship Centre on Thursday May 12th 2011.

Pastoral Visitation and Care for the Elderly is carried out by Rev. Dr. Paul Moore.

Rev. Peter Welsh (Minister of the Word)

Phone:  (03) 9808 2284


Peter entered the ministry of the Church of Scotland following his graduation from Aberdeen University in 1981. His first post was in the east end of Glasgow where he served in an ecumenical position as the Community Minister. He then moved to the United Reformed Church in England, serving in five posts which included new town ministry, ministry with an old established church, and working again as an ecumenical Community Minister in North Kent.

Following a visit to Melbourne in 2010, Peter was called to serve with the congregation at Burwood. Peter is passionate to see God’s community expand as people hear the news that God cares for them. He recognises that society is changing and that the church needs to be where people are, rather than expect people to come looking for the church.

Peter is married to Clare, a teacher, who is a specialist in educational needs. They have their daughter, Lauren, who is studying on the Master of Teaching course at Melbourne University, living with them.

Peter enjoys reading and the Melbourne café culture.

Rev. Dr Paul Moore (Pastoral Visitation and Aged Care)

Phone:  0418 303486

  Paul is semi-retired as a U.C.A minister having served the church at Ingham North Queensland, West End Brisbane, Revere and Saugus in Boston Massachusetts U.S.A, Melbourne Lifeline, St. Andrew's Central Box Hill Parish and now as a Pastoral Visitor for the Ageing at Burwood Uniting Church for four hours per week. He had a succesful private practice before he retired in October 2010 as a 'counselling psychologist' and was also an adjunct lecturer in Pastoral Studies with the Churches of Christ Theological College and Whitley Baptist Theological College as well as lecturing in the United Faculty of Theology.

Prior to ministry Paul was a Primary School Teacher in Brisbane then a Physical Education Teacher in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Cairns.

Paul is married to Wanda a retired Emergency Physician and has two sons David and Peter.

David is married to Simone with three beautiful daughters, Aliyah, Carmen and Petra who was born in July 2010.

Peter is single, a poet, writer and artist.


Paul & Wanda have a small environmentally friendly home built by their son David, a builder, on a 20 acre property about 10 kilometres north of Hanging Rock, at the edge of the Cobaw State Forest. This is now their permanent home and has a terraced garden, an orchard, vegetable garden and plenty of trees planted. 

Paul's hobbies include: developing the property at Cobaw, golf, swimming for fitness, reading, 4 wheel driving in a 'troupie' adjusted with a pop top etc. for camping to all parts of Australia.

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