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Dr Kempster leaves Eastern Hill for Melbourne Grammar

Outgoing vicar reverend Dr Hugh Kempster outside main entrance to St Peter’s. Picture: Supplied

By Mark Brolly

9 December 2021

The Reverend Dr Hugh Kempster is leaving St Peter’s Eastern Hill after 10 years as Vicar to return to school chaplaincy. 

Dr Kempster has accepted a one-year appointment as senior chaplain of Melbourne Grammar School while the Reverend Hans Christiansen, takes long-service leave. Dr Kempster came to St Peter’s after four years as Senior Chaplain at Geelong Grammar School. 

He said he loved chaplaincy, which was an incredible opportunity to shape the lives of young people. 

Dr Kempster said he had mixed feelings leaving, as St Peter’s had been a spiritual home for the past 10 years. 

While at St Peter’s Dr Kempster also served as chaplain to the church’s neighbour: the State Parliament, and senior chaplain at RMIT University. 

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