The Diocesan Chancery

The Chancery of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes is known as ‘Mercedes House’. The building over the years has served as a place of education and traning by the Marist Brothers and the Sisters of Mercy.

The term ‘Mercedes’ translates from its Latin roots to ‘Mercy’ which is at the heart and charism of the Sisters of Mercy. The diocese purchased the home to be its Chancery office in 2018.

The Chancery is home various offices of the local Church here of Wilcannia-Forbes these offices include;

  • The Office of the Bishop
  • The Diocesan finance office
  • The Marriage Tribunal
  • Pastoral care services

Mercedes House is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm from Monday til Friday (Closed on Public Holidays)

You can contact the Chancery on:

Phone: 02 68539340 or by Email:

Staff of the Chancery

The Most Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE DD: Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes

The Very Reverend Don Gunn:  Vicar General

Mr Hugo Ditroia:  Chancellor of the Diocese and Executive & Private Assistant to the Bishop

Mr Michael Digges: Diocesan Financial Administrator

Mr Michael Moore: Diocesan Financial Controller

Mrs Helen Redden: Manager of the Chancery and Finance Administration Officer

Ms Therese Newell: Coordinator of the Marriage tribunal

Ms Mary Ann Zammit:  Parish Pastoral Support Officer

Sr Elizabeth Young:  Pastoral Support Services

Ms Maryanne Gordon:  Pastoral Support Worker

Mrs Melissa Ingram: Chancery Housekeeper