St Paul’s Anglican Church – East Kew


Rev’d Stacey Slater

Assistant Curate St Paul East Kew

Stacey Slater

Born in Kerang and raised in Swan Hill, I later moved to Wagga Wagga to study Animal Science. It was during this study that I began considering what ministry might look like in my future.

Following a Rural and Regional Ministry Apprenticeship, I left Wagga for Melbourne in 2019 to complete Theological study at Ridley College.

At St Paul’s East Kew I will be involved in ministry across the parish with a particular focus in Children’s and Families ministry.

While I look forward to getting to know you all and serving God at St Paul’s, ultimately I am on a trajectory to join the Army as a Chaplain.

Stacey Slater — Assistant Curate St Paul East Kew

The Gift of Love

Meditation Service - February 2022

The Gift of Love - Meditation Service February 2022

At our February meditation service we focussed on Love as described in 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13.

This is not romantic or just friendly love but AGAPE. This is the sort of love you need to make a society such as St Paul describes in the previous chapter: one that functions as one body, with all the parts inter-dependant and equally valued.

It is the sort of love we continually receive from God, that we strive to show to all others and to ourselves in all our brokenness.

1 COR 13:1-13

1 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9 For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

The Gift of Love - Meditation Service February 2022

Rev’d Heidin Kunoo

Commissioned as Assistant Priest on Sunday 18 April 2021

Heidin Kunoo

The Archbishop of Melbourne, the Rt Rev’d Dr Philip Freier and the Vicar of St Pauls East Kew, the Rev’d Canon John Sanderson are pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Heidintatha (Heidin) Kunoo as as an Assistant Priest at St Paul’s East Kew and as an Assistant Chaplain with the Mission to Seafarers - Victoria (MtSV).

Heidin previously served as the Assistant Priest (Curate) at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bacchus Marsh and at Point Lonsdale and Queenscliffe Anglican Church, and as Chaplain to the Foundation Studies Program at Trinity College, University of Melbourne.

Heidin and her family are of Karen ethnicity from Burma. Heidin has two older sisters and states that she “was born into a strong Christian family and the church is my second home.” Because of the civil war Heidin and her family moved to Australia in 2005 and Heidin subsequently graduated with a BTheol from Trinity College Theological School in 2016 before ordination in the Diocese of Melbourne in 2017.

Heidin originally thought that she might like to become a missionary in developing countries, “but God is calling me to be ordained and serve in His church.”

Fr John says: “We are thrilled that Heidin has discerned a call to serve here at St Paul’s and with the Mission to the Seafarers in Docklands. A humble priest with a gentle presence who has exercised a ministry of presence and care in her curacies and amongst the broader community we are overjoyed that she has accepted the invitation to be part of the community not only here in East Kew, but also with St Georges in East Ivanhoe and the Mission in Docklands.”

Heidin will be welcomed and commissioned into this new role during public worship on Sunday 18 April, 2021.

Please uphold Heidin in your prayers in this time of transition, and pray for the community at Holy Trinity Bacchus Marsh as they farewell a much loved priest and friend.

Rev’d John Sanderson

Commissioned as Priest-in-Charge on Thursday 11 February 2021