About St Michael & St Luke Anglican Church Dandenong
Hello, my name is Santa (the Vicar or Minister) and it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of St Michael and St Luke Anglican Church. I do have an unusual name for a Vicar and there is much more about me in this website. Whatever your reasons for visiting this website, it’s so good to connect with you online and I look forward to meeting you in person. Please feel free to browse our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch with us using the contact details provided on this website.
As a community of faith in Jesus, we value scripture, worship, prayer, fellowship, and mission. At the same time, our primary mission is to bring the gospel of Christ to the community and the world. It is my prayer that you will have a personal encounter with Jesus even as you browse this website. May that initial encounter lead you to grow your relationship with Jesus. We will be pleased to assist you in that journey.
Who We Are
The Anglican Parish of St Michael & St Luke is a part of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. We encourage one another to RENEW our relationship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, to partner with the LORD to REVIVE God’s church and to REACH OUT to others as the Holy Spirit reveals.
Our Values are:
Scripture, Worship, Prayer, Fellowship & Mission
Our Mission is to:
“Bring the gospel of Christ to the community and the world”
8am Sunday – Holy Communion – Traditional
10am Sunday – Holy Communion
10am 3rd Sunday – ‘What is God doing’ & Children’s Church
10am Wednesday – Holy Communion & CARE Group
Our Programs During Term Time
SUNDAY CLUB – Kindergarten to Year 6
YOUTH GROUP – Year 7 to Year 12
Sunday 10am service (except 3rd Sunday) during the church service.
PLAYGROUP – Monday morning 10am-12noon
Meet every week to inspire, support/pray for one another & grow in faith
Wednesday 10am-12noon & Thursday from 7.30pm.
If you wish to participate in any of these activities or have questions, please contact the church office for more details. We will love to hear from you!
Reverend Santaseelan (Santa) Packianathan
Santa is the Vicar of St Michael and St Luke Anglican Church since October 2011. He arrived first in Sydney in 1992 from Malaysia in 1992. He later moved to Melbourne where Santa completed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering Science at Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University respectively.
After working as a civil engineering associate in Malaysia and as a civil engineer in Melbourne and Hobart for many years, Santa responded to God’s call to ordained ministry.
After working as a civil engineering associate in Malaysia and as a civil engineer in Melbourne and Hobart for many years, Santa responded to God’s call to ordained ministry. Prior to responding to ordained ministry, Santa was very involved in various roles in lay leadership and pastoral ministries in different parishes in Malaysia and Australia. In 2008 Santa completed his Graduate Diploma in Theology (Trinity College Theological School). More recently, he completed the Master of Theology (Charles Sturt University – 2016).
Santa was ordained as deacon and priest at St David’s Cathedral (Hobart) in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He was a deacon and assistant priest at the Anglican Parish of Kingston (Tasmania) before responding to God’s call to return to Melbourne as Vicar in St Michael and St Luke.
Santa is married to Julia (his better half as he calls her) and they have three teenaged children. Santa loves Jesus, his family, football (aka soccer) and is a passionate supporter of Manchester United. In his spare time, Santa enjoys visiting shopping centres, window shopping, browsing op-shops and, having meals in Malaysian and Indian restaurants.
We look forward to meeting you