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 24th February at 6.00pm

St Mark’s Balnarring 

Followed by a short organ recital before supper at the hall.



Friday, 1 March 2019 at St Mark’s Balnarring

All welcome


We often hear people saying “I just need a little headspace to think about this issue….”

Come and join us and give yourself a little “Godspace”. Allow yourself to learn, to explore and to reflect together with others upon our understanding of where God, revealed in the life and teaching of Jesus, fits into our complicated 21st century world.

“Godspace” is a new group that will meet at 7.30 at St Mark’s, Balnarring on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Our first meeting is on Wednesday 27th February. We will be exploring a series of documentaries called “For The Love of God”

For more information contact Jenny  – 0407 500 144 or Alison  – 0419 257 018.


5 – 7 pm on Tuesday, 5 March @ St Mark’s Hall

Please let Christine know if you are planning to come and especially if you will not be there until later – the savoury crepes often run out! Feel free to ring or email so that she can plan accordingly.

Phone 5989 8620




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, 17 February 2019 – Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sunday, 17 February 2019
Holy Innocents

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

Monday, 18 February 2019

12.00 noon – Piece-makers @St Mark’s Balnarring
7.30 pm – Parish Council @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Tuesday, 19 February 20

8.30 am   – Morning prayer @ St. Mark’s Balnarring
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St Mark’s Balnarring
2.30 pm – Blue Door Bible Study @ St Mark’s Balnarring
4.00 pm – Music Circle Kids Group @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

 9.00 am  –  Morning prayer @ St. John’s Flinders
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St John’s Flinders

Thursday, 21 February 2019

10.00 am  – Eucharist @ St. Mark’s Balnarring
11.00 am  – Fellowship cuppa @ Red Hill Bakery Balnarring

Friday, 22 February 2019

Vicar’s day of rest

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders

Saturday, 23 February 2019


Sunday, 24 February 2019
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

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


6.00 pm on Sunday, 24 February @ St Mark’s


7.30 pm on Wednesday, 27 February @ St Mark’s


Friday, 1 March @ St Mark’s


5 – 7 pm on Tuesday, 5 March @ St Mark’s Balnarring

RSVP: Christine on 5989 8620 

SUNDAYS@9 recommences 

For more information please click the green Children button

All welcome. Please contact Christine Barren for more information.

Liturgy Committee – Monday, 4 March

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, 7 March

Doing Justice – recommences on Sunday, 10 February

GodspaceWednesday, 27 February