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►About the church
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►Lest We Forget Memorial
►From our Past
Revd Peter R
Dunstan BSc.Dip Hort Sc.BD
Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church
The Rev Peter Dunstan has been the minister of the Annandale Leichhardt Presbyterian Church
since his induction in February 2004.
Originally trained as a Botanist and Agricultural Chemist and then as a Horticultural Scientist specializing in Australian
Native Plants, Peter answered God's calling to enter the ministry in
1983 and completed the Sydney University post-graduate Bachelor of Divinity in 1987. After serving as a Home-Missionary at Greenwich (NSW)
in 1987, he was appointed and subsequently ordained into the ministry of the Presbyterian Church at West Wyalong in 1988, later moving to the
parishes of Clunes-Dunoon-Bangalow in 1991, to North-Sydney Greenwich as assistant (1995-6) and to St David’s Toukley in 1996.
Although he has served on a number of State and Federal Church Committees Peter's main work for many years was as
Convenor and previously Treasurer of the NSW Assembly's Historical Records and Library Committee which oversaw the Ferguson Memorial
Library, the Archives of the Presbyterian Church and Australia until
mid 2008. Peter now serves as a board member of Presbyterian Aged Care
which oversees the NSW Church's Aged Care facilities.
Peter is a trained singer (Bass-baritone) having
trained under the late Noel Melvin and has been involved in many
church and secular choirs and local musical societies over the
years. Other ministry qualifications include accreditation to administer
the Prepare Enrich premarriage and marriage guidance programme (see
Wedding page)and has also completed two units of Clinical Pastoral
Education (CPE) (Hospital and Chaplaincy qualification).
His Vision for Hunter
Baillie is “to seek to turn our landmark building into a landmark
Church” through faithful parish ministry and particularly through the
preaching of God’s Word, the teaching of SRE (School Scripture), Bible
Study, prayer and pastoral and hospital visitation and outreach into the
community while supporting efforts to address the urgent need for
restoration of the fabric of the building.