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Connecting with a local parish this All Souls Day

13 October 2020

We are living through extraordinary times. This year, All Souls’ Day services throughout Victoria and across Australia will look different.

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT), have been honoured to host All Souls’ Day services annually across our sites. As a community, we have gathered each year with family and friends to sing hymns, to pray, to partake in communion and strengthen each other through our faith and hope.

However, this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are sadly unable to host the services on our sites. While COVID-19 restrictions may have limited our on-site services, we encourage you to connect with your local parish community at this time and participate in one of the All Souls’ Day services.

If you are unable to visit your loved one in person at this time, our team of florists at Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park will be able to assist by offering the delivery of flowers to a graveside with personalised message. A range of floral options are available to be purchased online at our florist.

If you have any questions, please contact us on (03) 8558 8278 or by email at enquiries@smct.org.au.

We wish you and your family a safe All Souls’ Day, one that provides peace, reflection and commemoration of your loved ones.


Connecting with a local parish

For those who are looking to connect with a local parish, this All Souls Day, find below the contact details for the parishes we have partnered with for our Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Bunurong Memorial Park, Melbourne General Cemetery and Cheltenham Memorial Park Services.

For those who connect with our Springvale Botanical Cemetery Service, we encourage you to contact the Springvale Vietnamese Parish.

Rev Joseph Truong Nguyen OFM Conv


Phone: (03) 9547 4877

Email: springvale@cam.org.au

For those who connect with our Bunurong Memorial Park Service, we encourage you to contact the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Fr Desmond Moloney

Phone: (03) 9799 2108

Email: hamptonpark@cam.org.au


For those who connect with our Cheltenham Memorial Park Service, we encourage you to contact St Luke's Parish.

Rev. Luciano Toldo

Phone: (03) 9465 2180

Email: lalor@cam.org.au


For those who connect with our Melbourne General Cemetery Service, we encourage you to contact St Brigid's Parish.

Fr Savino Bernardi CS

Phone: (03) 9489 6777

Email: stbrigidsftz@yahoo.com.au


Alternatively, you can use this wonderful resource to search for a local parish within your suburb.