We are now meeting together in person for Sunday services. However, restrictions announced by the Victorian government over the New Year mean that masks are required to be worn for all gatherings.

During January, our services will continue to stream at 10:30 am each Sunday on our YouTube channel

Here at Canterbury Presbyterian Church (CPC), there is a range of groups and ministries to get involved in on Sunday and throughout the week:

Bible Studies

Everyone at CPC is encouraged to join a Bible Study Group. If you are interested in joining one of these studies below, please contact Peter Graham.

Mon 11:30 am
Bamboo Hall, CPC
Korean Ladies Bible Study
— led by Dong Jin Choi
Mon 7:30 pm
Milne home
Young Adult’s Bible Study
— led by Rev Douglas Milne
Tue 7:30 pm
(6:30 pm for dinner)
Bamboo Hall, CPC
Korean Young Adult’s Bible Study
— led by Dong Choi
Wed 7:30 pm
Forrest Hall, CPC
Open Bible Study
— led by Steve Clancy
Thu 7:30 pm
Suraj home
Open Bible Study
— led by Aso Lungleng
Fri 10:00 am
Room 1, CPC
Morning Group Bible Study
— led by Rev Alan Every
Fri 6:00 pm
Bamboo Hall, CPC
Bible Study & Dinner (formerly IYA)
— led by Ray Touk 

For ‘internationals’ to connect, practice English and learn about the Bible. Dinner is provided.
All are welcome … txt or ring Ray on 0416 090 327.


Supported Missionaries

CPC directly supports a number of missionaries including:

  • Andrew Adams – Fukuoka, Japan (Pioneers)
  • Daryl & Soyoun Jackson – MTI, Yeosu, Korea (Pioneers)
  • Greg & Shireen Seymour – Japanese diaspora, Melbourne (OMF)

For more information about these missionaries and how you can support them, please contact Marcus Campbell.

Missions Morning Tea

— 2nd Sunday of the month at CPC —

Following the morning worship service, visiting missionaries give a presentation about their work and experience on the mission field (whether overseas or local).

Presbyterian Women’s Mission Union (PMWU)

— 2nd Thursday of the month at CPC —

PMWU exists to:

  • support and encourage our missionaries at home and abroad in prayer, personal interest and finance
  • stimulate vision for the missionary cause in our congregations
  • support the committees set up by our church for mission and social work
  • work in every way possible to extend the Kingdom of God in this and other lands.

For further information about PMWU, visit the website.


The free English class held on Thursday mornings at 10 am has been canceled until further notice.

Please contact Rev Alan Every for further details if required: 0427 400 778.

Korean Ministry

CPC is home to many Korean families and student members. A Korean-language worship service is held once a month and there are many Korean Bible studies on during the week. For Sunday morning services, an English transcript and/or Korean written-translation of the sermon is provided.

To learn more about Korean ministry at Canterbury, contact Dong Jin Choi.

Japanese Church

The Japanese congregation at CPC is known popularly as the Melbourne Japanese Christian Church (MJCC).

The MJCC Sunday service is at 10:30 am in the Bamboo Hall (building at the rear of the main church facility – see photo below). Japanese children join together with the English Service kids for a common Sunday School Program.

The first Sunday of the month is our full-church ‘Combined Service’ of both the English and Japanese congregations. On these occasions, Japanese written-translations of the sermon are provided and all Bible readings are projected on screen in three languages.

To learn more about Japanese ministry at Canterbury, contact Tadashi Hanazono.

2 thoughts on “Ministries

  1. Hi Canterbury Church, I’m Calvin and I was a church goer back in 10 years ago. I have recently meet up with a Japanese friend (Natsumi) in Tokyo and she is looking for a mix Japanese and English church. Could you recommend a/few church near Ikebukuro station? Thanks. Calvin

  2. Hi Calvin, thanks for getting in touch. I’ll pass this request onto the Japanese group tomorrow and get back to you with some recommendations. If you are trying to attend a church tomorrow in Ikebukuro a quick search online turned up the Tokyo Life Church (, a member of the Japan Covenant Church. I can’t vouch for the church but they seem to have the mix you’re looking for. Apparently, they meet here: Kaigishitsu room in East Ikebukuro just down the street from Parco Department Store. 〒170-0013 Tōkyō-to, Toshima-ku, Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−42−14 7th Floor of the 山京 Building.

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