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List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Australia

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

The hierarch of this diocese is Bishop Suriel, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania.

The following is a list of the churches under the diocese and the priests that serve in each church:[1]


  • Diocese of Melbourne Headquarters & St Athanasius Church; Donvale
    • Fr Antonious Guirguis
    • Fr Paul Awad (Diocese Secretary)
    • Fr Tadawos Abdelmalek
  • Archangel Michael & St. Anthony; Oakleigh
    • Fr Mina Rizkalla
    • Fr Danial Ghabrial
  • St. Bishoy & St. Shenouda; Bulleen
    • Fr Mina Issac
    • Fr Shenouda Botros
  • St. George; St. Albans
    • Fr Thomas Abdelmalik
    • Fr Marcos Yassa
    • Fr Peter Agaibi
  • St. Mark; Preston
    • Fr Sourial Youssef
    • Fr Samuel Elias
    • Fr Arsanious Saleeb
  • St. Mary; Kensington
    • Fr Tadros Sharobeem
    • Fr Macarius Wahba (Vicar General)
    • Fr Habib-Girgis Younan
  • St Mina & St Marina; Hallam
    • Fr Abanoub Attalla
    • Fr Timothaos Gabriel
    • Fr Athanasius Attia
    • Fr Elijah Fanous
  • St Verena & St Bishoy; La Trobe St, Melbourne
    • Fr Mark Attalla
    • Fr Stephen Mankarious (General Priest)
  • St. Macarius the Great; South Morang
    • Fr Stephen Mankarious (General Priest)
  • St. Paul the Apostle; Bendigo
    • Fr Moses Curley
  • Coptic Community, Geelong

Australian Capital Territory

South Australia

  • St. Mary & St. Bishoy; Cowandilla
    • Fr Philopos Boghdady
    • Fr Seraphim Sidaros
  • St. George & St. Shenouda; Huntfield Heights
    • Fr Abraam El-Baramousy

Western Australia

  • St. Mark & St. George; Wangara
    • Fr Titus El-Baramousy
    • Fr Polycarpos El-Baramousy
    • Fr Luke Sorsok
  • St. Mary & Archangel Michael, East Victoria Park
    • Fr Abraam Abdelmalik


  • St. Demiana & St. Abraam; Newstead
    • Fr Yowakim El-Baramousy

New Zealand

  • St. Mark; Auckland
    • Fr Bishoy Mikhael
  • St. Mary & St Athanasius; Christchurch
    • Fr Marteros Morcos
  • Archangel Michael; Dunedin
    • Fr Filimon El-Baramousy
  • St Mary & St Mina; Wellington
    • Fr Hedra El-Baramousy


  • St. Mark; Suva
    • Fr Antony Lemuelu
  • St. Mary; Tavenui
    • Fr Antony Lemuelu
    • Deacon Mina
  • St. George; Nadi
    • Fr Mark Attalla


  • St. Mark; Rawalpinidi
    • Fr Bishoy Sarfraz
  • St. Mary; Islamabad
    • Fr Anthony David John

Monastery of St Anthony, Heathcote, Victoria

The monastery is situated on Template:Convert of land. It is the first Coptic monastery to be established in Australia. The monastery is currently under the direct jurisdiction of Bishop Suriel, Bishop of the Diocese of Melbourne and affiliated regions. The abbot of the monastery is the bishop of the diocese. There are a total of three monks who live and worship in the monastery:

  • Fr Matta El-Baramousy
  • Fr Dawood El-Baramousy
  • Fr Maximos El-Baramousy

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

Whose Hierarch is His Grace Daniel, 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:

New South Wales

  • Archangel Michael & St. Bishoy; Mount Druitt
    • Fr Antonious Kaldas
    • Fr Botros Morkos
    • Fr Gabriel Yassa
    • Fr Bishoy Botros
  • Pope Cyril VI & St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis, Ramsgate
  • St. Abraam; Long Point
    • Fr Mina Diskoros
    • Fr Paula Balamon
  • St. Antonious & St. Paula; Guildford
    • Fr Tadros Simon (General Vicar)
    • Fr Shenouda Mansour
    • Fr Makarios Ibrahim
    • Fr Suriel Hanna
    • Fr Youssef Fanous
  • St. Barbara & Abba Nofer the Hermit; Campbelltown
    • Fr Augustinos El-Antony
  • St. Demiana & St. Athanasius; Punchbowl
    • Fr Hanna Gad
    • Fr George Nakhil
  • St. George; Kensington
    • Fr Markos Tawfik
    • Fr Rafael Iskander (Vicar - NSW)
    • Fr Matthew Attia
    • Fr Kyrillos Farag
  • St. George & Prince Tadros; Liverpool
    • Fr Georgios Ramandious
  • St. John the Baptist & Elijah the Prophet; Dubbo
    • Fr Ammonious El-Anba Paula
  • St. Mark Cathedral; Arncliffe
    • Fr Yacoub Magdy
    • Fr Augustinos Nada
    • Fr Jonathan Ishak
    • Fr Mark Basily
  • St. Mary, St. Anthony & St. Paul, Orange
  • St. Mary & St. George; Minmi
  • St. Mary & St. John the Beloved; Wagga Wagga
    • Fr Yostos Wassif
  • St. Mary & St. Joseph; Peakhurst
    • Fr Moussa Soliman
    • Fr Stefanos El-Antony
    • Fr Joshua Tadros
  • St. Mary & St. Karas, Port Macquarie
  • St. Mary & St. Kozman & St. Demian; Castle Hill
  • St. Mary & St. Marina; Llandilo
    • Fr Luke Malek
  • St. Mary & St. Mercurius Abu Sefein; Rhodes
    • Fr Bishoy Yassa
    • Fr Yakoub Awad
    • Fr Youhanna Bestawros
    • Fr Sharobim Sharobim
  • St. Mary & St. Mina; Bexley
    • Fr Samuel Guirguis
    • Fr Mikhail Mikhail
    • Fr Daoud Naguib
  • St. Mary, St. Pakhomious & St. Shenouda; Kirrawee
    • Fr Tadros El-Pakhoumi
    • Fr Abdelmessih Girgis
    • Fr Shenouti Gobran
  • St. Mary & St. Sidhom Pishay; Dural
    • Fr Arsanious Barsoum
  • St. Moses the Mighty, St. Maximos & St. Domadios; Goulburn
    • Fr Flemon El-Antony
  • St. Paul & St. Peter; Wollongong
    • Fr Flemon El-Antony
  • St. Paul & St. Ruweis; Collaroy
    • Fr Bassilious Gad
  • The Apostles & St. Abanoub; Blacktown
    • Fr Pavlos Hanna
    • Fr Athanasius Ibrahim
  • Coptic Community, Taree


  • St. Mark & St. George; Strathpine
    • Fr Mettaos Wahba
  • St. Mary & St. Anthony Monastery; Kooralbyn
    • Fr Moussa El-Antony (Abbot)
  • St. Mary & St. George; Townsville
  • St. Mary & St. Joseph; Coopers Plains
    • Fr Moussa El-Antony (Vicar-QLD)
  • St. Mary & St. Kyrillos the Pillar of Faith, Cairns
  • St. Mary & St. Moses the Strong; Bundaberg
  • St. Mina & St. Anthony; Helensvale
    • Fr Philopatier Kamal
  • The Four Living Creatures & St. Abraam; South Brisbane
    • Fr James Scully
  • Virgin Mary; Calamvale
    • Fr David Mahrous
  • Coptic Community, Toowoomba

Northern Territory

  • St. Mary, St. Moses the Mighty & St. Takla Haimanot; Darwin

East Asia


  • St. George; Kurayoshi City
    • Fr Thomas Kanazaki


  • St. Mark & St. George; Bangkok
  • St. James the Apostle Orphanage; Sangkhlaburi


  • St. Mark; Singapore

Hong Kong

  • St. Thomas; Hong Kong

Mainland China

  • St. Anthony & St. Paul; Guangzhou
  • St. Mark; Yiwu


  • St. Mary & St. Mark; Malacca
    • Fr Joseph Sim

South Korea

  • St. Mary; Seoul


  • St. Mark; Taiwan

Monastery of St Shenouda the Archmandrite, Putty, New South Wales

The monastery is situated on a land of approximately Template:Convert. The current Abbot of the monastery is Bishop Daniel, Bishop & Abbot of the Monastery of St Shenouda the Archimandrite, Sydney (ordained on 7 June 2009)

There are a total of four monks who live and worship in the monastery:

  • Fr Wissa St Shenouti
  • Fr Shenouda St Shenouti
  • Fr Theodore St Shenouti
  • Fr Antony St Shenouti


External links

Further reading


  • The Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia 1969-1995, by Fr Matthew Attia, formally Mr Maged Attia