PROFILE - Father Max Bowers
Father Max was ordained in 1970 and has worked for the Anglican Board of Mission as well as serving in  the Victorian parishes of St Paul’s Bendigo, Pyramid Hill, Shepparton, Cobram, Swan Hill, Unley (SA) and Werribee (Vic), retiring in February 2009.

 He is married to Ros and they have three adult children.
 Matthew, a surveyor (who lives near Wangaratta) who is married with three children;
 Peter, a graphic designer, married with one child;
 and Anna, a primary and ballet teacher, married with twin girls. Both Peter and Anna live in Adelaide.







Father Max’s church interest is to find ways to help grow churches and has conducted “Church Growth Workshops” in parishes around Australia as well as overseas in New Zealand, the USA and the UK. He produces a lent study each year for the Australian church with his publishing business “Grassroots Resources” – He also helps develop web page sites for parishes.

Fr Max’s other interest is organising parish tours. Tours have been organised within Australia and New Zealand, plus Alaska, Canada, USA, China, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia, as well as pilgrimages to Turkey and Israel. Next year ( 2015) it is Israel and Turkey once again. – (The parish might think about encouraging parishioners to join this pilgrimage to further assist them in their Spiritual Journey or even better, plan your own parish pilgrimage tour with neighbouring parishes).

Father Max enjoys a game of golf and has a professional slice playing multiple fairways at the one time and spending time away in the caravan.

His interests in ministry can be seen at

Fr Max and Ros live in Hallett Cove, South Australia.

Postal Address: PO Box 484 Brighton SA 5048
Mobile: 0409 441 246
Email :




Locum outline booklet with suggestions for ministry and outreach.
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 On line questionaire to assist the locum with background information on the parish.

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Parish Goal Setting outline (Click on Graphic for pdf file)