The Rt Rev'd David Chislett
C/- PO Box 8124,
North Road,
East Brighton, Vic.
Australia 3187

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Originally from Sydney, Father David has exercised an evangelistic, pastoral and teaching ministry for forty years (even before his ordination) that has taken him to many parts of Australia, the South Pacific, Africa, the USA and Europe.

He was made a deacon in 1979 by the Rt Rev'd John Hazlewood, Bishop of Ballarat, and ordained to the priesthood in 1980. He served various parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Ballarat until moving to Brisbane in 1995 where for ten years he was Rector of the flagship Anglo-Catholic parish, All Saints' Wickham Terrace.

Father David has served as national Vice Chairman of Forward in Faith Australia, Provincial Secretary of the priestly Society of the Holy Cross ("SSC"), and Anglican Chairman of the Ballarat Joint Anglican/ Roman Catholic Commission. Since 1996 he has been Superior of the Society of Mary, Australian Region.

Consecrated as a bishop in 2005 by a group of Anglican Communion and Continuing Anglican bishops, he exercised a ministry of episcopal care jointly among Forward in Faith Anglicans and Continuing Anglicans in northern Australia until 2010.

For Father David, the Catholic Faith and evangelical Gospel ministry go together, along with an openness to the work of the Holy Spirit who enables us to reach out to others in love, and exalt Jesus as Lord, giving him the glory in our secular age.

Father David holds a General Licence in the Anglican Diocese of The Murray, South Australia.

He is passionate about helping local church communities - as well as individual clergy and lay people - become more effective in their witness to the Lord, and in their ministries.


What about
financial support?

FORWARD MINISTRY is completely dependent on the generosity of friends and supporters to bridge the gap between what comes in through "consultancy" ministry with groups and individuals, and what is required in order to cover our costs. We are not at this time financially undergirded by a parish or any other organization.

There is always the imperative to provide a ministry to clergy and others in need of spiritual care, some of whom are unable to pay for our time or transport expenses.

A number of people have asked for information as to how they can contribute financially to the expenses of FORWARD MINISTRY.

It is possible to make a one-off gift or to join those who have already become regular supporters by giving directly into our Bank Account:


Forward Ministry Pty Ltd
Westpac Bank,
Enfield, SA, 5085

BSB: 035050
A/C: 208563


Details for giving into our bank account
from outside Australia:

Forward Ministry Pty Ltd
SE 109
434 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Vic
Australia 3004

Phone: 03 9256 6383

Bank Name: Westpac
Branch Number: 035050
Address of Branch:
264 Main North Road,
Enfield, SA, 5085
Account Number: 208563
Westpac SWIFT identification code: WPACAU2S


FORWARD MINISTRY is a provider of resources and support in the areas of evangelism, spiritual renewal, teaching, ministry review and pastoral consultation.

While our approach reflects a Gospel-focussed Anglo-Catholic perspective, FORWARD MINISTRY also works ecumenically with Christians of other churches and traditions.

The publication of books, booklets and study guides has begun, as has the compilation of online resources through the FORWARD MINISTRY WEB SITE.

A small network of helpers with skills and expertise in specific areas collaborates to support this new work of Father David Chislett.

Friends are asked to undergird this challenge of faith with their prayers, and also to get in touch if there is any way in which FORWARD MINISTRY might be of assistance to you or your parish.