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St Nicholas Orthodox Church 

Bunbury, WA


About Us 

St Nicholas Orthodox Bunbury is the second oldest Greek Orthodox Church in Western Australia, situated in the beautiful South West of WA, with a long and proud history and with a vision set squarely on the future. Founded in 1955 by Greek immigrants, today the Parish continues to honour its Hellenic roots whilst embracing persons of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Both lifelong Orthodox Christians and those who have chosen to join the Church comprise the congregation. St Nicholas worship is traditional,  warm, and inclusive and in English. St Nicholas has fast growing and dynamic fellowship groups for all ages teaching the Faith and fostering relationships by encouraging participants to engage in group discussions. St Nicholas Orthodox Bunbury is a gathering point for everyone, from single young adults to families young and old, and a spiritual home providing respite and shelter to persons struggling with the pains and doubts resulting from life in an imperfect world.


St Nicholas is led by Presbyter(Priest), Father (Fr) John, who is accountable to His Grace, Bishop Elpidios of Kyaneon, the Archiepiscopal Vicar of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District of Perth. Decisions at St Nicholas are reached through prayerful deliberation that invites everyone’s honest input. We encourage forthright communication, avoid gossip, and recognise that factionalism has no place in the Church.


Fr John has served St Nicholas since 2011, firstly as a Chanter and then as the Parish Priest since September 2020. Fr John is the first “convert” Priest to be ordained to the Priesthood in the Greek Orthodox Church in Western Australia and his mission in life is to share the Truth with the people of the Southwest. He is passionate about the people of Bunbury and its surrounding towns. His heart’s desire is to see the southwest region of Western Australia impacted by the love of God and his mission in life is to share the truth of the Orthodox Christian Faith with the southwest region of Western Australia. You can reach Fr John via email at:

St Nicholas Orthodox Church is an English speaking parish in the ancient and original Christian church, the Orthodox Church.

Our parish is blessed to operate under the guidance and leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios our beloved Spiritual Father and Primate of The Greek Orthodox  Archdiocese here in Australia.

journey with christ, in christ, toward christ.

We invite you to join us

Sunday Morning – 8:00 Orthros | 9:30 Divine Liturgy
15 Forrest St, East Bunbury, WA 6230

Fr. John Sullivan, Presbyter | 0414746612