Rev. Dr Cameron Forbes

Fr Cameron was appointed Chaplain to the MCLA in February 2019.

He was born and raised in Melbourne, completing degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne. Before entering the seminary, he worked in both governmental and legal fields. Raised in the Anglican tradition, he became a Catholic during his time in the workforce.

Following law school, Fr Cameron worked in Canberra in policy development.

After a time of discernment, he entered Corpus Christi College to train for the priesthood. He was ordained in 2009, serving in the parish of Werribee before completing a licentiate and doctorate in moral theology at the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome.

He is a lecturer in moral theology at Catholic Theological College, and in late 2022 he was appointed Rector of Corpus Christi Seminary. His research interests include the development and relevance of Christian just war principles, and the relationship between authentic friendship and social media use. He is also the Chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

He is a trained musician, playing piano and organ, who also enjoys choral singing and direction.

Fr Cameron is delighted to be at your service as your chaplain and if he can assist you in any way please feel free to contact him at