Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia

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Australia has a large number of Egyptian Christian immigrants, mainly Coptic Orthodox. This immigration mainly started in the late 1960s.

The Coptic Orthodox congregations in Australia are served by two Coptic Orthodox dioceses with over 50 parishes, two monasteries, two theological colleges and five schools.

Diocese of Melbourne, West and South Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania

His Grace Suriel is Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania.

The following is a list of the churches under the Diocese:

  • St. Mark; Kaleen, ACT
  • St. Mark; Auckland, NZ
  • St. Mary & St Athanasius; Christchurch, NZ
  • Archangel Michael; Dunedin, NZ
  • St. Mary & St. Bishoy; Cowandilla, SA
  • St. Demiana & St. Abraam; Newstead, TAS
  • St. Bishoy & St. Shenouda; Bulleen, VIC
  • Archangel Michael & St. Anthony; Oakleigh, VIC
  • St. Anthony's Monastery; Heathcote, VIC
  • Diocese of Melbourne Headquarters & St Athanasius Church; Donvale, VIC
  • St. George; St. Albans, VIC
  • St. Mark; Preston, VIC
  • St. Mary; Kensington, VIC
  • St. Mina & St. Marina; Hallam, VIC
  • St. Mark & St. George; Wanneroo, WA
  • St. Mary & Archangel Michael; East Victoria Park, WA
  • St. Mark; Suva, Fiji
  • St. Mary; Tavenui, Fiji
  • St. Antony & St. Athanasius; Pacific Harbour, Fiji

Diocese of Sydney, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and All East Asia

His Grace Daniel is Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Sydney, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and All East Asia.

The following is a list of the churches under the Diocese and the priests serving in each church:

  • St. Mary & St. Mina Cathedral; Bexley, NSW
    • Fr Samuel Guirguis
    • Fr Estephanous El-Antouny
    • Fr Bassilious Gad
    • Fr Youssef Fanous
  • Anba Abraam & Pope Shenouda Coptic Centre; Long Point, NSW
    • Fr Mina Discoros
    • Fr Paula Elkomos Balamon
  • Anba Abraam & Fr. Mikhail El-Behery; Peakhurst, NSW
    • Fr Moussa Soliman
  • Archangel Michael & St Bishoy; Mt Druitt, NSW
    • Fr Antonious Kaldas
    • Fr Botros Morkos
    • Fr Gabriel Yassa
    • Fr Bishoy Botros
  • St. Antonious & St. Paula; Guildford, NSW
    • Fr Tadros Samaan
    • Fr Shenouda Mansour
    • Fr Suriel Hanna
  • St. Barbara & Abba Nofer the Hermit; Campbelltown, NSW
  • St. George; Kensington, NSW
    • Fr Markos Tawfik
    • Fr Rafael Iskander
    • Fr Matthew Attia
  • St. George & Prince Tadros; Liverpool, NSW
    • Fr Gawargios Ramandious
  • St. Demiana & St. Athanasius; Punchbowl, NSW
    • Fr Hanna Gad
    • Fr George Nakhil
  • St. Mark; Arncliffe, NSW
    • Fr Yacoub Magdy
    • Fr Augustinos Nada
    • Fr Jonathan Ishak
  • St. Mary & St. Mercurius Abu Sefein; Rhodes, NSW
    • Fr Bishoy Yassa
    • Fr Youhanna Bestawros
    • Fr Mikhail Mikhail
  • St. Mary, St. Bakhomious & St. Shenouda; Kirrawee, NSW
    • Fr Tadros El-Bakhoumi
    • Fr Sharobim Sharobim
  • St. Mary & St. Sidhom Bishay; Dural, NSW
    • Fr Misael El-Antouny
  • St. Mary & St. Marina; Liandilo, NSW
    • Fr Louka Malik
  • St. Paul & St. Ruweis; Collaroy, NSW
    • Fr Makarios Ibrahim
  • The Apostles & St Abanoub; Blacktown, NSW
    • Fr Pavlos Hanna
    • Fr Athanasius Ibrahim
    • Fr Arsanius Barsoum
  • St. Mary & St. George; Minmi, NSW
    • Fr Demian El-Antouny Ava Moussa
  • St. Mary & St. John the Beloved; Wagga Wagga, NSW
    • Fr Yustus Wasif
  • St. Maximos & St. Domadios; Goulburn, NSW
  • St. John the Baptist & Elijah the Prophet; Dubbo, NSW
  • St. Mary & St Joseph; Calamvale, QLD
    • Fr David Mahrous
  • St. Mina & St Antonious; Southport, QLD
    • Fr Yacoub El-Antouny
  • The Four Incorporeal Creatures Church; Bribie Island, QLD
  • St. Mark & St George; Strathpine, QLD
    • Fr Moussa El-Antouny
  • St. Mary & St Antonious Monastery; Beaudesert, QLD
  • St. Mary, St Moses the Mighty & St Takla Haimanot; Darwin, NT
  • St. George; Kagoshima, Japan
    • Fr Thomas Kanazaki
  • St. Mark & St. George; Bangkok, Thailand
    • Fr Silwanis El-Antouny
  • St. Mark; Singapore
  • St. Thomas; Hong Kong
  • St. Mary & Archangel Michael; Guangzhou, China
  • St. Mary & St. Mark; Malacca, Malaysia
    • Fr Joseph Sim

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