Community

The parish has been a symbol of hope and service to the people of Richmond and beyond since 1853.  Our community of faith is an expression of belonging to God, to the Church, and to each other.

IHS emblem of the Jesuits.  Detail from stained glass window at St Ignatius' Church, Richmond.

The Jesuits are men who belong to a Catholic religious order called the Society of Jesus. This group was founded by St Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish nobleman, in 1540. 

Parish Priest

Fr Trung Nguyen SJ was born in Vietnam at the height of the war in 1974. He and his family fled Vietnam as refugees when he was 7 years old and spent two years in a refugee camp in Thailand. Fr Trung and his family were eventually accepted as immigrants to Australia where he grew up in Adelaide and then Brisbane. His previous occupation was as a motor mechanic.

People meeting

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is comprised of representatives from our two churches, parish school, staff, religious and clergy. PPC members meet and share the responsibility for the temporal and spiritual aspects of parish life.

Faith words

St Ignatius of Loyola said that love is shown more in deeds than in words. We are one community in faith and we have each been given talents. What is yours? Below are some of the ways people are involved in our parish:

St Ignatius' Church

Bulletins, forms, guides and other resources are available to view and/or download from this page.


We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.  We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.  May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

ST IGNATIUS' CHURCH

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

ST JAMES' CHURCH

162 Kent Street
North Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

PARISH OFFICE

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

  (03) 8420 6789

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm