Small groups

Small Groups

The Military Christian Fellowship has groups across Australia at many Defence establishments. Like MCF-A, these groups are non-denominational and are a means by which Christians can connect and encourage each other. MCF-A doesn’t control these groups, we support them!

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If there is not an MCF Representative in your area, contact the MCF Office and ask to be put in contact with other MCF members at your Defence Establishment.

Starting a small group

If you would like to start an MCF-A group at the Defence Installation where you work, contact the MCF office to be put in touch with other MCF-A Christians at your location. You may choose to be an MCF-A Representative. An MCF Representative is a point of contact for information and literature for MCF and as a support for MCF members and others they come into contact with. We also encourage Reps where a group has formed to actively advertise their group and seek new members to join. Representatives have their names placed on the website and in the annual Crossfire magazine under their State and location.
The MCF-A Representative Information and Application form has further information on what an MCF-A Representative is.

You may also be interested in checking out the following guides:
MCF Ministry Getting Started
MCF Ministry Small Groups
MCF Ministry Outreach.


Coffs Harbour Region
Contact: LTGEN (Ret’d) Barnabas Masih
Email: [email protected]

Defence Estabishment Orchard Hills
Contact: CHAP Rod Bailey
Email: [email protected]

Defence Plaza Sydney
Contact: Ms Debra (Luanne) Mills
Email: [email protected]

DST Group Sydney – Eveleigh
Contact: Mr Timothy Dell
Email: [email protected]

HMAS Albatross – Nowra
Contact: CHAP Sean Heslehurst
Email: [email protected]
or Contact: CHAP Jenny Schleusener
Email: [email protected]

HQJOC Bungendore
Contact: CAPT – RAN Dan Sutherland
Email: [email protected]

Penrith (Danallam House)
Contact: Mr Tim Freer
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Glenbrook
Contact: MR Brett Gash
Email: [email protected]
or Contact: Alyssa Badgery
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Richmond
Contact: MCF Office
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Wagga
Contact: CPL Andy Summers
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Williamtown
Contact: Mr Sam Hays
Email: [email protected]

Randwick Barracks
Contact: Mr Peter Harvie
Email: [email protected]

Duty Chaplain Sydney: 0411 203 618


Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, RAAF Base Darwin, Defence Establishment Berriamah
and Robertson Barracks – Holtze
Contact: AB Luke Eglinton
Email: [email protected]

Robertson Barracks
On call Duty Chaplain ARMY: 0427 713 963 or Switch 08 8925 2000

RAAF Tindal
On Call Duty Chaplain AIR FORCE: 0427 890 054 or Switch: 08 8973 6111

RAAF Base Darwin
On call Duty Chaplain AIR FORCE 0477 308 064 or Switch: 08 8923 8888

Duty Chaplain NAVY Northern Territory: 0457 712 743
Duty Chaplain ARMY Northern Territory: 0427 713 963
Duty Chaplain RAAF Northern Territory: 0477 308 064


Gallipoli Barracks – Enoggera
Contact: WO2 Martin Fisher
Email: [email protected]
or Contact: Ben Ridley (Everyman)
Email: [email protected]

HMAS Cairns
Contact: CHAP Russell Smith
Email: [email protected]

Lavarack Barracks – Townsville
Contact: CHAP Gary Pope
Email: [email protected]
Duty Chaplain: 0428 183 728

Navy HQ (Sth QLD – Brisbane)
Contact: CHAP Stephen Briggs
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Amberly
Contact: CHAP Nathan Runham
Email: [email protected]
or Contact: CHAP Daniel Bigg
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Townsville
Contact: Mr (res SGT) Peter Eiteneuer
Email: [email protected]

Duty Chaplain HMAS Cairns: 0409 586 238

Duty Chaplain South QLD: 0437 254 487


NHQ Tasmania; Anglesea Barracks; Derwent Barracks; Warrane Barracks
Contact: CHAP Scott Sargent
Email: [email protected]

Duty Chaplain covering Tasmania is from HMAS Cerberus 0417 494 803 who will activate Tasmania Reserve chaplains as required.


Defence Plaza Melbourne
Contact: MCF Office
Email: [email protected]

DSTO Fisherman’s Bend
Contact: Mr Graeme Simpkin
Email:[email protected]

Latchford Barracks – Bandiana
Contact: SGT Stephen White
Email: [email protected]

RAAF East Sale
Contact: FLTLT Paul Robson
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Base Wagga
Contact: MCF Office
Email: [email protected]

RAAF Williams, Laverton and Point Cook
Contact: CHAP Patrick Garton
Email: [email protected]

Simpson Barracks – Watsonia
Contact: MCF Office
Email: [email protected]

Victoria Barracks Melbourne
Contact: Mrs Pam Smith
Email: [email protected]
or Contact: WO2 Darren Thomas
Email: [email protected]

Duty Chaplain HMAS Cerberus: 0417 494 803


RAAF Base Pearce
Contact: FLTLT Justin Hayter
Email: [email protected]

HMAS Stirling
Contact: Mr Christiaan Pretorius
Email: [email protected]

Emergency/ Duty Chaplain Western Australia: 0407 212 967
Emergency/ Duty Chaplain Perth Area: 0418 685 537