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Our vision as a community is to build an active, welcoming and creative Uniting Church presence in this region in the present, for the future'.

Our Minister

Glen Iris Road Uniting Church community wholeheartedly welcomed Alister Pate as our interim pastor late in 2017. Alister has been studying theology for what feels like forever. This means that he always has a lot to say, sermon-wise. Possibly too much! Anyway, expect to have your mind opened with teaching that is generously orthodox and far from boring. He's keen on Ignatian Spirituality, and also pastors a Cafechurch, a church that meets in a pub in Fitzroy. He blogs at, where sermons from GIRUC often end up.