Practical Spirituality
for a Modern Life

The Ministry Team

Minister:

Rev William (Bill) Livingston



After leaving school, Bill began a career in radio as an announcer, working in commercial radio in Tasmania, Country Victoria, then eventually Melbourne.

Having had a lifetime interest in broadcasting, music, interfaith and spiritual studies, he has been able to combine all these interests over the years in his role as Minister at Unity of Melbourne.

Bill was ordained as a Divine Science Minister and Minister of Christian New Thought in 2008.

He often plays the piano or organ along with our other talented musicians and singers during the
Sunday Gatherings.

Bill became Associate Minister under Unity Minister Rev. Robert Wasner in 2008, then Minister in 2009 until the present time.

He is a member of the AAUL (Australian Association of Unity Leaders ) and is keen to see Unity Students (of all ages) making use of the Zoom classes which are now offered by The Unity National School here in Australia.



Associate Minister:

Rev. Sylvia Eriksson



Sylvia has been actively engaged with the New Thought Movement since the 1960's, leading study groups and Truth Seminars (whilst working as a Social Worker and bringing up her son) in Sydney until she came to Unity of Melbourne in 1997.

As an ordained Divine Science Minister she began presenting services in 1999 and soon after started our Interfaith Spirituality days which ran successfully for over ten years.

Sylvia now presents the Sunday Gathering on the 4th Sunday of the month. She is also the District president in Victoria of the International New Thought Alliance and a member of the AAUL ( The Australian Association of Unity Leaders ).

Sylvia endeavours to live her life according to Unity Truth Principles and to help other Truth Seekers find their own indwelling Truth.



Licensed Unity Teacher

Janet M. Irwin LUT


Janet Irwin joined Unity of Melbourne in March 1984. She became a Licensed Unity Teacher in February 2005 after-completing her studies in June 2004.

Janet was attracted, in particular, to the teachings and writings of Charles Fillmore on metaphysics, including his studies and understanding of eastern religions and his interest and enthusiasm for science vis-a-vis spirituality.

As she had lived among people of many religious beliefs in her early adult life, although nominally brought up in the Christian tradition, Janet identified with the unifying principles taught and lived by the Unity movement.
For Janet, the Fillmore writings are as true today as ever: they have stood the test of time.



Chaplaincy Coordinator

Lesley French


Lesley is a Trained Nurse, English Teacher, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. In the final phase of her working life, she established a small Rehabilitation Service which provided assistance to injured workers under the WorkCover and ComCare systems. In addition to this she saw private clients for marital and individual counselling.

Having journeyed through Presbyterian, Methodist and Uniting Church traditions, Lesley has also enjoyed delving into the study of alternative approaches to spirituality and the works of many psycho spiritual writers. She has a particular interest in the mind/body connection and worked with cancer patients after training with the Gawler Foundation as a Self Help group facilitator.

After finding Unity in 2007, Lesley served on the Board for three years. She completed training as a Prayer Chaplain in 2010 and has been part of the Chaplaincy team since then. Lesley recently obtained her Liscensed Unity Teacher qualifications. Congratulations Lesley.


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