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      

SHROVE TUESDAY – PANCAKE DAY!

TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY @ 5.00 PM – ST MARK’S BALNARRING

Pancakes are coming!

Parish Pancake Day celebrations is on TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY 5.00pm – 7.00pm at St. Mark’s.

I would appreciate knowing 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 me so I can plan accordingly.  

Thank you.    Christine.

Phone 5989 8620 | sunningfields62@gmail.com


MIDDAY PRAYERS @ ST JOHN’S FLINDERS

“Come and pray with us”

Jennifer and Christine will be saying midday prayers at Flinders each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, 12th February.
Would you like to join us? There will be an opportunity to explore some lovely prayer themes, especially during Lent, which starts later this month. the 26th of February, we will hold a Communion service for Ash Wednesday, including the imposition of ashes.


LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES 

Monday, 2 March @ 7.30 pm at Tim and Lee’S home

Tuesday, 3 March @ 12.30 pm at St. Mark’s Hall

Wednesday, 4 March @ 12.00 noon at St John’s Flinders (church)
@ 7.30 pm St Mark’s Balnarring (hall)

All welcome. Please contact the Parish Office or Jennifer for details.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 2020 @ 1.30 PM 
ST PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH SHOREHAM
(Byrnes Road Shoreham)

Pray for Zimbabwe on Friday 6th March at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Byrnes Road, Shoreham at 1.30pm.
Everyone welcome to attend.
Afternoon tea will be served.


A SATURDAY RECITAL FOR YOU

SATURDAY 28 MARCH at 2.00pm @ ST JOHN’S FLINDERS

THE COMPLETE SUITES FOR SOLO VIOLONCELLO BY J S BACH 

ZOE KNIGHTON, CELLO

Johann Sebastian Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello are some of the most recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello.  The Bach cello suites are considered to be among the most profound of all classical music works.

Due to the works’ technical demands difficulty in interpretation, the cello suites were little known and rarely publicly performed until they were revived and recorded by Pablo Casals early last century. They have since been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists, most recently by Yo Yo Ma.  He has promoted them worldwide as some of Bach’s greatest musical achievements.

Zoe Knighton is a founding member of the Flinders Quartet and has toured internationally including Sweden, Canada and the UK. The next phase of her professional development will be in meeting the challenge of the Bach cello suites. The St John’s Flinders audience will be the fortunate recipients. Don’t miss this special opportunity.

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ANZAC WEEKEND RECITAL
Sunday, 26 April 2020 @ 3.00 pm @ St John’s Flinders

FOR THE FALLEN

A performance of the French choral masterpiece

FAURE REQUIEM

Presented by the Australian Chamber Choir with harp, organ and instrumental ensemble
Director: Douglas Lawrence OAM

Tickets are available from AusChoir.com

The recital is kindly supported by the Bendigo Bank


 


This week

Week of Sunday, 23 February 2020 – 1 March 2020



Sunday, 23 February 2020
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St. John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St. Mark’s Balnarring
5.00 pm – Father Ken Parker’s 50th anniversary and Evensong @ St Thomas Bunyip


Monday, 24 February 2020
MATTHIAS, APOSTLE AND MARTYR

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
1.00 pm  – Vicar @ Clergy meeting in Mitcham
7.30 pm – Bible Study @ Lee and Tim Thorn’s 


Tuesday, 25 February 2020

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
5.00 pm – Pancake Day @ St Mark’s Balnarring
7.30 pm – Piecemakers @ TBA


Ash Wednesday, 26 February 2020

10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St John’s Flinders
12 noon – Ash Wednesday Service @ St John’s Flinders
7.30 pm – Ash Wednesday Service @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Followed by Bible Study @ St Mark’s Balnarring


Thursday, 27 February 2020

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
11.00 am – Service @ Shoreham House
12.30 pm – Vicar @ Deanery Meeting Dromana


Friday, 28 February 2020
Vicar’s Day of Rest 

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders


Saturday, 29 February 2020

10 am – Cursillo @ Phase Two Cafe


Sunday, 1 March 2020
First Sunday  of Lent

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St. John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ 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 February (St Mark’s)
Parish Council – Monday, 17 February 2020 (St Mark’s)
Gentle Exercise – every Friday in St John’s Hall from 31 January onward
St John’s Bible Study – returns on Monday, 24 February @ 7.30 pm at Lee’s house
The Blue Door Bible Study –  every Tuesday @ 12.30 pm. BYO lunch
Friendship and Food – next lunch will be on @11.30 am on Thursday, 5  March @ St Mark’s Hall
Doing Justice – resumes on Sunday, 16 February @ 5.00 pm
Godspace – Friday, 21 February @ 7.30 pm @ Alison and Andrew’s