The Uniting Church in Colac
The Colac Uniting Church is comprised of the former Barongarook, Elliminyt, Irrewillipe, Nalangil, St. Andrew's, St. David's, South Dreeite and Wesley churches.
This church is part of a newly-constituted cluster of churches in the Corangamite/Otway region, consisting of 12 congregations in the south-eastern corner of the Prebytery of Western Victoria, reaching from Skipton in the north to Apollo Bay on the coast.
Rev. Stephen Ratcliffe
A special Regional service was held in March at the Camperdown Uniting Church to witness a unique double induction. Rev.Stephen Ratcliffe and Rev.Dr.Mele Fakahua-Ratcliffe were inducted into the Corangamite/Otway region. The couple's skills are to be shared throughout this region, although Rev.Stephen is centred in Colac and has the care of several congregations to the north and Birregurra/Forrest to the south. Rev.Mele has special responsibilities for Cobden, Terang and Timboon.