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Chaplains of the Brotherhood

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Reassessment of the practice and thinking of the Social Service Bureau, given the departure of three social workers to interstate and overseas and the appointment of a Chaplain.


The Reverend Peter Hollingworth joins the BSL as Chaplain, “responsible for all Youth and Old People’s work at Fitzroy".



BSL Executive consists of “the Director, Associate Director, Secretary, Chaplain, Director of Research & Social Action and the Manager of St Laurence Park, Lara". 



Father Ross McAuley appointed Chaplain to the BSL.



Jeffrey O'Hare was a theological student at the Brotherhood. He acted as interior design consultant for the reconstruction of the BSL Chapel in Fitzroy.[1]



Chaplain Father Ross McAuley left the BSL to become vicar of the Anglican parish of St Anselm, Middle Park (December).



Father David Moore appointed BSL Chaplain.  He took up his role in April, 1992.



Chaplain Father David Moore resigned (February)



Father Robert Holland appointed BSL Chaplain. 



The Reverend Joanne Hall, Father Robert Holland and Father Peter Thomson also provided chaplaincy services.



In early 2004 Father Robert Holland took on the role of Chaplain, Parish and Community Development and subsequently the position of 

Manager, Community Enterprise and Development, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Infoxchange Australia.


Father Peter Thomson continued as Chaplain.



Father Jeff O'Hare appointed October 2006.[2]


Assistant Chaplain Debra Saffrey-Collins commenced (October 6).



Father Jeff O'Hare left BSL February 2014 to become Vicar of Christ Church, Daylesford, and to continue with his work for his interior design company.



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  1. BSL Action, March 1988
  2. Information from Chaplain's PA on 11/05/2015

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