The shared ministry of Baptist and Uniting Churches

in Hopetoun and Rainbow.

Victoria, Australia

Southern Mallee Cooperative Parish


The Southern Mallee Cooperative Parish was formed in February 1986 when the Baptist and Uniting Churches in the small north west Victorian towns of Hopetoun, Rainbow and Speed realized that their future lay in cooperation and sharing of resources. In the spirit of Mallee pioneers they forged a shared ministry. Initially a Baptist and Uniting Church minister shared the ministry of the Parish. In more recent years the Parish has had one minister. The current minister is a Baptist.



The Church has a flexible service plan. Most Sundays there is a service at Hopetoun and Rainbow at either 9am or 11am. When the Hopetoun service is 9am the Rainbow service will normally be 11am and vice versa. Occasionally the whole parish meets for worship in one centre. Please contact us for service times.



 Hopetoun Church, on the Henty Highway at the corner of Lascelles and Murdoch Streets, Hopetoun

             (one block north of the roundabout)

 Rainbow Church, King Street, Rainbow (opposite the Fire Station)



Pastor Paul Noble


TO CONTACT US                                                                                    

             Mail:                  The Secretary                                                     

                                       Southern Mallee Cooperative Parish

                                       1033 Wheatlands Rd, Rainbow VIC 3424

             Phone:             03 5083 3035




             Direct Debit

             Southern Mallee Co-op Parish

             CBA Bank

             BSB: 063-692               Acc No: 10004309