Bellarine Gateway Anglican Parish
operates two Opportunity Shops which are designed to produce a
variety of outcomes.
These outlets support a wide range of parish activities. They both
offer free school uniforms for the local Primary and Secondary
schools. Both offer free clothing and other necessities for those
who need material assistance, and a large quantity of clothing is
sent from both shops to other outlets and agencies within the
Greater Geelong area and to overseas agencies in the South Pacific
and Eastern Europe.
At Newcomb the parish operates Heaven Cent which is
situated in the Watson’s Road Shopping Centre.
Locally Heaven Cent operates a laundering service for the local
Secondary College to supply freshly laundered uniforms to the
school for distribution
At Leopold we operate Pearly Gates which is situated in
the Dorothy Avenue Shopping Centre (although it’s really around the
corner at 1 Longview Avenue).
Both these retail outlets have a wide range of high quality, very
affordable clothing, together with books, glassware, giftware and
other sought after items.
The shops are staffed by both parishioners and members of the
wider, local community, who give their time voluntarily.
Both outlets have enabled the parish to employ a Family and Youth
Minister to continue to work actively, and proactively, within the
local community and also financially support our Religious
Education and breakfast programmes at the local primary
The Shops are each run by separate Committees of Management and
further details can be obtained by contacting the Parish Office on
56A Watson's Road (Watson’s Road Shopping
Shop Phone: (03) 5248 3716
Monday - Friday 9:45 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1 Longview Avenue (Dorothy Street Shopping
Shop Phone: (03) 5250 5111
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00