We are a community of Christians worshiping in two historic churches in the coastal villages of Flinders and Balnarring, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. If you are visiting our region, please join us in our services and share a cuppa with us afterwards.

Our Vision
To be courageous, embrace change and live God’s word in today’s world.

Our Mission
We are a welcoming and inclusive community showing Christ’s love to all

St John’s Flinders Service         |           St Mark’s Balnarring Service Times                                

Sundays @ 8.30 am                       |           Sundays  @ 10.30 am | Thursdays @ 10.00 am      

Sunday, 23 June @ 6.00 pm
St Mark’s Balnarring

Followed by supper.

All welcome!


 “Sundays @ 9” is our children’s and family ministry programme.

Would you like your children to learn something of the Christian story in a way that enables the whole family to continue the conversation at home? “Sundays @ 9” is a chance to hear some of the wonderful Christian stories and to take time to question and to wonder…

Join us on either the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. for a story, some music and craft activities and the chance for some adult conversation over breakfast. Click on the green ‘Children’ button on the left for more details.


Would you like to be part of a junior school band that meets at various times both at St Mark’s Balnarring and St John’s Flinders.  We play for some family services and also sometimes in family concerts. For more details, click on ‘Children’ button.

Enquiries  –  Christine – 0412 090 639/  sunningfields62@gmail.com




SUNDAY 4 AUGUST at 2.00pm

Countertenor Max Riedl, winner of the 2017 Sun Aria is returning to our Recital Series with a glorious program of the GERMAN BAROQUE accompanied by Lachlan Redd, organist at St Paul’s Cathedral. The pipe organ at St Mark’s is a remarkable neo-Baroque instrument.  Lachlan will show it to advantage with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Max Riedl’s repertoire will include arias from Bach’s St John Passion and Magnificat.



  Enquiries 5989 8620


Please contact John on 5989 1159 if you prefer to book an alternative way


The RECITAL SERIES 2019 has expanded to four recitals, with three at St John’s Flinders and one at St Mark’s Balnarring.  A $160 subscription will save you $25 and this year the system has been streamlined to make it more user friendly:

  • There will be no subscriber tickets.  Your name will simply be listed at the door.
  • If you are unable to attend a recital, your nominated guest will be admitted in your name.

There will be two performances of Handel’s MESSIAH in October

You are encouraged to subscribe, as this provides us with a solid core of bookings throughout the series.   Please encourage friends to join you in subscribing and therefore help build up our support base.  Subscription is easy – just click on the RECITALS button and select your options. 

We are so appreciative of the support of Bendigo Bank this year.  Its Balnarring Community Bank branch in the past ten years has given over one million dollars to local community development, an amazing generosity.

Please contact John Barren on 5989 8620 with any enquiries about RECITAL SERIES 2019.

This week

Week of Sunday, 16 June 2019 – Sunday, 23  June 2019

Sunday, 16 June 2019
Trinity Sunday

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Monday, 17 June 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
12.00 noon – Piece Makers @ St Mark’s Balnarring with special guest
7.30 pm – Parish Council Meeting @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St Mark’s Balnarring
12.30 pm – Blue Door Bible Study @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayers @ St John’s Flinders
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St. John’s Flinders

Thursday, 20 June  2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.00 am  – Eucharist   @ St. Mark’s Balnarring

11.00 am –  Fellowship Cuppa@ Red Hill Bakery Balnarring

Friday, 21 June 2019
Vicar’s Day of Rest 

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders

Saturday, 22  June 2019

Jennifer at VCC Emergency training all day—Frankston

Sunday, 23 June 2019
Second Sunday after Pentecost

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring
6.00 pm – Evensong @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Upcoming Events

SUNDAYS@9 recommences 

For more information please click the green Children button

All welcome. Please contact Christine Barren for more information.

Liturgy Committee – Monday, 3 June (St Mark’s)

Parish Council – Monday, 17 June (St Mark’s)

Gentle Exercise – every Friday in St John’s Hall

The Blue Door Bible Study –  Tuesdays @ 12.30 pm 

Friendship and Food – next lunch will be on Thursday, 6 June

Doing Justice – next on Sunday, 16 June

GodspaceWednesday, 19 June