Doctrine Working Group

The Doctrine Working Group resources the Uniting Church in relation to its theology.

The Doctrine Working Group provides guidance and careful consideration in the area of theology in the life of the Uniting Church, however it does not provide rulings about particular matters of doctrine and belief but rather assists the Assembly in its responsibility in these matters. In doing so it is guided by the Basis of Union. It provides papers and other resources to assist the Uniting Church to understand and appreciate the importance and implications of its doctrine.

The Doctrine Working Group collaborates with other working groups, such as the Worship Working Group and the Christian Unity Working Group, in their areas of responsibility as they impinge on doctrine.


Rev. Alistair Macrae is Minister of Wesley Uniting Church in Melbourne. He was President of the Uniting Church from 2009 - 2012. He served as the executive director of the Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne 2004 – 2009. He was Moderator of the Victoria and Tasmania Synod from 2000 – 2003. Previous to that he served in rural, regional and inner city congregational placements. He has degrees in Arts, Theology and Philosophy from Melbourne and Dublin. Alistair brings wide experience in the life of the church to the Doctrine working group as it seeks to resource the whole church.