Brendan Reed Our parish’s vision is that every person witnesses Christ in their own way, every day. For this to happen, parishioners need support in the formation of their identity as Christians. We believe that Christians today are made not born. And so we have set about putting in place the activities and structures that will assist in promoting and enhancing Christian Identity.

Key to the formation of any human identity are the narratives, celebrations and actions that surround us. At Our Lady of Good Counsel and All Hallows these narratives, celebrations and actions are found within the pillars of LEARNING, WORSHIP and OUTREACH. We believe these are central to growth in the Christian life. We therefore believe that we need to carefully manage the gifts we have, STEWARDSHIP in order to call forth maximum PARTICIPATION of parishioners in parish life. You will find all of our parish life organised around these five pillars.

Fr Brendan


In the 1880s Melbourne was a city that was developing fast and there was a demand for grand public and private buildings as well as a need for schools to educate the children of the city. The Catholic community of Melbourne saw the need to build parish schools to accompany the parishes that were growing at this time.

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OLGC and All Hallows Parish,
Deepdene and Balwyn
Parish Office:     19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn
Postal Address: 19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn 3103
Telephone: 03 9816 9291
Email: parish@olgc.com.au

All Hallows Church
17 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
10 Whitehorse Road, Deepdene

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Weekend Mass Times

All Hallows Church Saturday 5.30 pm
Sunday 9.00 am, 10.30 am
and 5.00 pm

Weekday Mass Times

All Hallows Church Tuesday 9.15 am
Wednesday 9.15 am
Thursday 9.15 am
Friday 9.15 am


  Prior to Saturday evening Mass or before weekday Mass at All Hallows Church

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church is closed for renovation.  We are pleased to announce the launch of our e-Newsletter providing updates on the building works currently underway at Deepdene for our new gathering space and the refurbishment of our OLGC Church and School.  You are encouraged to provide us with your updated contact details or you may wish to subscribe online via this webpage.

Sacrament Dates for 2016

First Eucharist

Weekends of 7/8 May, 14/15 May and 21/22 May at 5.30 pm and 10.30 am Masses at All Hallows Church. (Enrolments have now closed)


Sunday, 11 September at 2.30 pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Closing date for enrolments: Friday 1 July, 2016


Wednesday, 9 November and Thursday, 10 November at 7.00 pm at All Hallows Church

 Online Enrolment Form




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