Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church

Living faith through caring, listening, sharing, worship & outreach.

We strive to be a safe place where God is honoured and people can find caring community that lends a listening ear, shares life together, discovers God’s amazing grace and has practical compassion for our neighbour’s need.


Together, we hear Jesus’ call to follow and go deeper into life’s fullness with God and with others on life’s way. God’s peace be with you.


Join Us for Sunday Worship

Every week at 9:30am

Corner Gisborne Road & Lerderderg Street

Bacchus Marsh

or online at anytime

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Pentecost 2024

Newsletter

Our weekly news sheet can be accessed here.

To access you will need a Google account and be on the congregational email list. Please contact us below if you need assistance.

Church Life

Our church is more than worship on a Sunday. We run a number of activities both social and to further our faith.


Anyone is welcome to join us at any of these events - you can turn up or let us know by contacting us so that we can welcome you.

Connect - Families and Children

A family and children activity for parents to meet each other and activities for children.children


  • Monthly 3rd Sunday 9.30am at St Andrew’s.

Afternoon Tea

Welcoming ‘seniors and more’ for times of making friends, enjoying a cuppa, some tasty nibbles and a chat.


  • Monthly 1st Monday 2pm at St Andrews Hall, afternoon tea and fun.
  • Monthly 3rd Monday 1.30pm at The Village food court, coffee & chat.

Aged Care Worship

We run monthly worship services at Providence, Susan Barton House and Grant Lodge in Bacchus Marsh.

Dads Army + WAPS

Meeting weekly to make our buildings and grounds in the centre of Bacchus Marsh look and function their best for our community. Followed by morning tea. [WAPS: Weeding and Planting Squad]


  • Fridays at 8am, morning tea at 10am.

Singing Group

Get together to sing a new song - sometimes for our worship service, sometimes different.


  • Fortnightly Wednesday 7.30pm at St Andrew’s.

WAGS

An opportunity for the women in the congregation to meet socially over breakfast on a 2 monthly basis. Time to chat and socialise.


  • Even months, 1st Saturday, 8.30am Loot Cafe in Main Street.

Pentland Hills Worship (Myrniong)

The Pentland Hills Uniting Church Congregation has worship at the Christ Church, Myrniong (Anglican Church).


  • Monthly 3rd Sunday 2pm

Mens Breakfasts

A cooked breakfast with guest speakers with a wide range of interests and life experiences. You are invited to join this group.


  • Even months, 1st Saturday, 8am at St Andrew’s Hall.

Small Group Studies

Small study groups run on a selected topic.

Also available online to join.


  • Run seasonally.
  • Weekly for 4 weeks - one daytime and one evening session.

Special Events

Supper Dance, Garage Sale, Pancake Day, BBQs, Christmas Morning Tea, Reverse Advent Calendar. We have several special events throughout the year.

Caring In Community

Our church supports a number of activities in the wider community.

Bacchus Marsh Playgroup

A community playgroup on the grounds of St Andrew’s. Run by a committee of parents. Several groups run throughout the week.

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Soul Food

Soul food is a community support program held every Wednesday lunch (excluding School Holidays) at the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church hall.

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Melton Bethel Baptist Church

Melton Bethel Baptist Church meet for worship on Sunday afternoons at St Andrew's.

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Neighbours Place

The Neighbours' Place is a Christian not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to serve people of the Moorabool Shire, who are disadvantaged, at risk or temporarily unable to feed themselves or their family and who are in need of emergency food relief.

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Reverse Advent Calendar

In November we invite the whole community to help fill a box of food for those in need.

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Life Events

St Andrew’s and Pentland Hills Uniting Churches have played an important role in the community for life events for over 150 years and continue to do so today.

Baptism and Confirmation

The Uniting Church in Australia practices Baptism for those who confess the Christian faith themselves, and those who are presented for Baptism by parents or guardians. Confirmation is an opportunity for those Baptised as infants or children to reaffirm their faith as adults who have determined to continue in the way of Jesus.


At St Andrew’s Bacchus Marsh we welcome all people to our activities and facilities regardless of whether a person has been baptised or confirmed. If you wish to to talk about baptism for yourself or a child, please contact us below.

Weddings

St Andrew’s Bacchus Marsh welcomes couples who wish to get married at our church or wish to have a faith based leader officiate at a wedding.


This Church is open to marriages of mixed religion, divorced people and those with no religious affiliation. The service will follow the Rites of the Uniting Church of Australia and clergy from other denominations may participate after consultation with the church leadership.


Please contact us below if you have any questions or wish to discuss this further.

Funerals

St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Bacchus Marsh is available for use for funerals and memorial services to commemorate and remember the lives of all God’s children. Our ministers may also conduct services outside our church.


A wide array of church facilities can be made available for such occasions as we celebrate the lives of your loved ones alongside you. Please contact us to discuss further.

Holy Communion

Taking part in Holy Communion, also referred to as the Lord’s supper is an important ritual undertaken by baptised Christians. The Uniting Church in Australia chooses to practice an ‘Open Table’ where no one will ever be refused communion.


Communion is usually held on the first Sunday service of each month and everyone is welcome.

Facility Hire

Our hall which contains a full commercial kitchen, is available for hire


A great venue for birthday parties and events in the centre of Bacchus Marsh with plenty of onsite parking with disabled access, audio visual facilities, reconfigurable tables and chairs, secure outside courtyard with playground, toilets with a full commercial kitchen available for use.


Our facility is well equipped to support organisations and faith-based groups as a day retreat outside metropolitan Melbourne whilst exploring the beautiful surroundings in Bacchus Marsh.


Please Contact Us below to make an enquiry.

Who we are

St Andrews Uniting Church in Bacchus Marsh, and Pentland Hills Uniting Church in Myrniong are congregations of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). Both congregations have continuously operated in their respective towns and surrounding areas for over 150 years. Within the UCA, we are part of the Presbytery of Port Phillip West within the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.


Our grounds and buildings are located on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people with many of our congregation also residing on the lands of the Wadawurrung people. We serve in relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress and we commit ourselves to seeking the fullness of reconciliation in our Nation.


Together with the whole UCA, we are actively committed to the Safe Church program. All leaders undertake safe church training and hold a current working with children check.

Minister

Our previous minister in placement Rev David Withers retired at the end of 2023.


Our church is fortunate to have a number of retired ministers, lay preachers, and pastoral carers to assist in our congregation. We also have supply ministry whilst the congregation works towards the appointment of a new ministry agent. Our services and care continue during this time.


Church Council

St Andrew’s Uniting Church Bacchus Marsh is governed by a church council consisting of elders and church councillors elected by the members of the congregation. It operates as a not-for-profit entity registered with the Australian Not-for-profit and Charities Commission.

Church Council 2023-2024

Iris Blythe

Chairperson

Elder

Robert Russell

Secretary

Elder

Simon Lumb

Treasurer

Jan McEgan

Elder

Lynda Van Dorp

Elder

Peter Blythe

Claire Attard


Congregation Chairperson: Malcolm Corban

Congregation Secretary: Kylie Lumb

Safe Church Officer: Joan Addison Direct Email: safechurch@bmuc.org.au

Please contact us below to reach the church council or individual members.


Any concerns around safety or misconduct should be directed to the safe church officer or to the Synod Culture of Safety Unit.

Donations and Giving

St Andrew’s Uniting Church Bacchus Marsh is primarily funded by offerings and donations by its congregation. This covers funding ministry, maintaining our facilities and grounds and other costs that support our community. All offerings and donations at St Andrew’s are freewill offerings.


If you wish to give to St Andrew’s Uniting Church Bacchus Marsh, you may use the following bank accounts to direct deposit.


  • BSB 033-602 Account 920817 (Westpac)
  • BSB 063-543 Account 10405589 (CBA)

You can also donate securely online with a payment card / Google Pay / Apple Pay.


The above accounts can be used for reimbursements or invoice payments to the church (eg facility hire). Our ABN is 19 647 219 972


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12 Gisborne Road

Bacchus Marsh

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Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet which includes the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Wadawurrung people. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.